Free Writer’s Weekend at the Library

Two weeks from today, on February 4, 2012, the Calgary Public Library is once again offering their Writer’s Weekend at the downtown library. This event is free to anyone who holds a library card, and is not just for writers who are just getting started, but also for experienced writers. I have registered for 3 of the talks and as of now there are still spaces available for all of the presentations.

I am a huge fan of libraries in general, and consider the Fish Creek branch my second home. While I was browsing the excellent CPL website, I ran across this opportunity to attend presentations from professional authors, poets, publishers, and librarians. This will surely provide guidance, ideas and inspiration, no matter what your writing focus is.

You can find even more information on the Calgary Public Library’s “Writer’s Nook” blog.

Here is some information from the website:

Writers’ Weekend, John Dutton Theatre, Central Library
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 10am-4pm
You can register in person, by calling 403-260-2620, or online.

“FINDING THE FACTS – HISTORICAL RESEARCH FOR WRITERS” with Christine Hayes
10 – 10:30AM

“10 WAYS TO KILL YOUR WRITING” with Susan Toy of Alberta Books Canada
10:30 – 11:30AM

“PUBLISHING AND EDITING” with an editor and two publishers from the Book Publishing Association of Alberta
12 – 1PM

“MAKE IT IN MAGAZINES” with multiple award winning writer Marcello Di Cintio
1 – 2PM

“MAINLINING THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE” with Rosemary Griebel and Julie Sedivy
2 – 3PM

“SEX SELLS IN EVERY GENRE” with four romance authors
3 – 4PM

Here are the featured contributors for the 2012 Writer’s Weekend:

Alberta Books Canada
Alberta Playwrights’ Network
Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society
Book Publishers Association of Alberta
Calgary Association of Romance Writers of America
Crime Writers of Canada
Imaginative Fiction Writers Association (IFWA)
People’s Poetry Festival
Society of Childrens’ Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
When Words Collide Conference
Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA)

Hope to see you there!

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