October 8, 2016 isINDIE AUTHOR DAY , a day when libraries across North America host indie authors. The event will raise awareness of self-published books, demonstrate their place as a vibrant part of publishing, and provide a vital connection between indies and readers.
Who is involved? Hundreds of Libraries, Thousands of Indies across North America!
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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 ofBC 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.
WORKSHOP DETAILS: Where: Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver
Alma Van Dusen Room When:
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 Storywith Nancy Lee
Poetry and Relevancewith Heather Duff
Creating Content for Social Sharingwith Lisa Manfield
Finding Work: First Steps-Next Steps A Workshop for Freelance Writerswith Colin Moorhouse
A Literary Agent’s Take on Book Publishing Today from an Author’s Perspectivewith Robert Mackwood.