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Jan 26, 2020

Short stories can help develop writing skills and build a resumé. Are there other benefits? How do you learn to write them? Where can you get them published? Are contests worth it? And what defines a short story anyway? Is it all about word count? Panelists Carrie Mumford, Jay Martin, Monica Zwikstra, and Sandra...


Jan 12, 2020

In writing there is a real temptation to 'feel' everything. He felt hungry. She was scared. etc. etc. What are the physical and emotional indicators that would show this to your readers without having to 'tell' them to death?


Dec 8, 2019

Fesitval guests Kat Flannery, James Alan Gardner, Lisa Mangum, Jonas Saul and Leanne Shirtliffe talk about e-books versus hard copy, indie versus traditional publishing and other issues.


Dec 8, 2019

Leanne Shirtliffe is a teacher who is also the author of seven picture books for children and two books of non-fiction humour about parenting. A selection from her work in progress rounds out the festival guest readings.


Dec 8, 2019

Jonas Saul is a prolific writer of thrillers with more than 30 novels and 50 short stories to his credit. He started as an indie author, but after selling more than 2 million books, traditional publishing came calling. (PG for language)