Workshop: Ann Douglas presents “Get That Book Out of Your Head: A Workshop for Authors-to-Be” in Peterborough. Get that book out of your head and on its way to publication by working one-on-one with published author Ann Douglas via email, private message board, Skype, telephone, and/or in-person sessions (whichever options seem like the best fit for you). Workshop commitments are renewed on a month-to-month basis, with both the instructor and the student agreeing to a workplan for the upcoming month. No ongoing commitment required: enroll for one month, two months, three months (your choice). Workshop fee is $299 per month plus applicable taxes.
The Kawartha Lakes Public Library is pleased to present a Memoir Writing Workshop with Ruth Waring on Tuesday, October 22 at 1 – 3 pm in the Meeting Room at the Lindsay branch.
About Ruth Waring: Currently living in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, Ruth is married to Doug, her high school sweetheart! She is the mother of three adult children and Nana to three grandchildren. She lived her primary years in the hub of Toronto where the world of writing entered her life. The question of Why I Want a Dog at a Canadian National Exhibition contest was duly answered and chosen from among 15,000 letters. An English cocker spaniel puppy, dubbed Susie, entered Ruth’s life and her love for dogs began.
Visit her website: http://www.ruthwaring.com/
Writing Markets and Contests
Quirk Books free “Looking for Love” novel contest with $10,000 prize and publication … more
The Alice Munro Short Story Contest wants your entry, and the Malahat Review is accepting regular submissions and submissions for nonfiction contest … more
Room, Vallum, Passion, and Dream Quest: Calls for submissions and contests … more
Reviews wanted of plays, movies, restaurants and, especially books … more
A free short story contest and a contest for short stories, plays and poetry … more
Sign up for the list here: http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.ca/
Brian Henry is coming to Peterborough on July 21. Have you registered for his workshop yet? Details here.
with Heather M. O’Connor and Anne MacLachlan
Date: May 27-June 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Trent University – Oshawa Campus, Computer Lab
Fee: $125 [$110 for writing association members-WCDR, WCSC, WCYR, SOH etc.]
Social media: the online cocktail party where writers, agents, publishers and readers mingle, connect, share advice and resources, do business. Are you ready to join the party?
Get the answers you need at this 5-week workshop:
- Two skilled facilitators
- Lots of hands-on help in class
- Online support between classes
Who should attend?
- Intermediate users hoping to develop a writer-specific audience and applications
- Social media novices needing lots of support
What’s getting covered?
- Facebook, Twitter, blogging, YouTube, Pinterest and more
- Why writers use these platforms and HOW
- Ways to develop your craft, connect with the writing community and to promote your writing
- Open and customize a Twitter account
- Learn how, when and what to tweet
- Find out where to find writers, agents and publishers
- Attract Twitter and blog followers
- Discover social media settings, tools, resources and apps that measure your progress and help you work faster, safer and more efficiently
Learn how to meet, who to greet and how to make a killer impression in the writers’ world of social media. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the foundation for your social media platform. You’ll also have the resources and tools to continue building your social media presence in the arts community.
This program takes place in the university computer lab. Laptops are optional.
via Brian Henry’s Quick Brown Fox. Check out his contest calendar for more contests this year:
The 2013 Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone. The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry’s workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included).
To order, email brianhenry@sympatico
“How to Build Your Story”
~ Plotting novels and writing short stories ~
Sunday, July 21
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Creek Residence, 481 Reid Street, Peterborough (Map here.)
This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel. You’ll also get the best tips
on writing short stories, where to get them published and how to win contests. Best yet,
you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.
Fee: $32.74 + 13% hst = $37 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $35.40 + 13% hst = $40 if you wait to pay at the door
To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and mail it to:
Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6
Or if you do on-line banking, you can pay by e-transfer.
To reserve a spot now, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer, and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches creative writing at Ryerson University. He also leads weekly creative writing courses inMississauga, Oakville andBurlington and conducts Saturday workshops throughout Ontario. His proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.
Creative Writing: Carpe Diem Cafe presents Creative Writing for Poetry every Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. at Carpe Diem Cafe (552 Armour Rd., Peterborough, K9H 1Z1). Come join Jessica Biggar every Wednesday evening for fun creative writing exercises for poetry. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary, just imagination. No charge. Come find your buried inner Poet. Cost: Free. For more information call 705-740-2239.