by @Annie Daylon
Word Vancouver (formerly known as The Word on the Street Vancouver) is Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. It has free events taking place over five days (September 25- 29) in Vancouver at: Carnegie Community Centre, Banyen Books & Sound, Historic Joy Kogawa House, and Library Square.
Last year I participated as a volunteer at the Federation of BC Writers table and took in all the sights and sounds of the main festival day on Sunday. This year? I’m attending on Saturday and presenting a workshop: Honing the Craft of Writing through Story Contests.
Where: Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver
Alma Van Dusen Room
Saturday, September 28, 2013
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Synopsis: What is it like to compete in a story contest? In her Power Point presentation, Honing the Craft of Writing through Story Contests, award-winning author, Annie Daylon, talks about the story contest experience and how it can help to sharpen writing skills. Topics include: reasons for entering, availability of contests, types of contests (24-hour, themed, no theme), meeting deadlines, and giving the editors, publishers and judges what they are looking for. Information on contests in Canada and the U.S. is provided.
My workshop is one of six Word Vancouver workshops taking place at the Vancouver library on Saturday, September 28th. The others are:
- An Introduction to Story with Nancy Lee
- Poetry and Relevance with Heather Duff
- Creating Content for Social Sharing with Lisa Manfield
- Finding Work: First Steps-Next Steps A Workshop for Freelance Writers with Colin Moorhouse
- A Literary Agent’s Take on Book Publishing Today from an Author’s Perspective with Robert Mackwood.
Learn more about this five-day literary festival at Word Vancouver.
My best to you,