Some important dates are creeping up for anyone out there looking to take advantage of the library's 2013 Writer in Residence service. This year Memorial Park library will host award-winning author Barb Howard for three months of manuscript consultations, 'Reckless Writing' workshops, author reading events, and more.
September 1. This is the first day to submit manuscripts and set up a consultation. Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines, which include poetry, fiction, children's, articles, and non-fiction.
September 5. Welcome Barb Howard to her new position at the official Program Launch. She will read from a selection of her works and outline plans for her residency. A reception will follow. 7pm. No registration is required.
September 10. The first installment of 'Reckless Writing' - one hour of prompted fearless writing followed by one hour of discussion. Starts at 6pm and again, no registration is required.
It's all free with your library card.
For more information on Barb Howard check out the author's website and read this local news story from the Cochrane Eagle.
I feel a bit like I'm writing a car commercial now, but a program with this much value really only comes around once a year, so don't miss the opportunity to take your writing to the next level, no matter what level that may be.