Eve Silver (introduced by Randy McCharles), this is the first of five speeches from the 2016 When Words Collide Festival Guests of Honour. A tale of persistence on the road to publishing success.

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Panelists Janice MacDonald, Axel Howerton, S.G. Wong and Wayne Arthurson tackle thorny questions of gender--and yes!--sex in the PI genre.

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Pick your poison. From traditional herbs to modern medicine, poisons of various varieties have played a role in many a mystery novel. Our panel discusses some of the more novel uses of poisons in various works.

Direct download: 2015-008Poison.mp3
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When Words Collide 2014 panelist/authors Craig DiLouie, Dwayne Clayton, Melodie Campbell and Axel Howerton discuss death scenes, when and how characters should die, and whether violent books, like films, should be rated.

Direct download: DeathThroes.mp3
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Young Adult author Jacqueline Guest recounts adventures and inspiration from her travels to schools across the country.

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WWC committee member Tony King interviews D. J. McIntosh, author of The Angel of Eden, The Witch of Babylon and The Book of Stolen Tales during When Words Collide 2014.

Direct download: DJMcIntoshInterview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm MDT

Margarita Gakis, Nina Munteanu (M), Sarah Katyi

Have times changed? Are current fiction writers looking at women through different lenses than the writers of 10, 20, 30 years ago? This panel looks at how women are portrayed in current fiction and asks the  question: Is change still needed?

Direct download: WomenInCurrentWorks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm MDT

Historical fiction author Jack Whyte (The Skystone,The Forest Laird, Knights of the Black and White) and Penguin Canada editor Adrienne Kerr speak and take questions on historical research.

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2014 - 002 An Hour with Brandon Sanderson

The bestselling author of Mistborn and The Stormlight Archive talks about his career, reads from his work and takes questions.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm MDT

Join festival guest Mark Leslie for a Q&A discussion of the rapidly evolving world of publishing, from eBooks, to self-publishing, to the role of Kobo Canada.



Mark Leslie

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