Thursday Meeting – April 23rd

April 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Writing for Young Adults (YA)

With Suzy Vadori

How does writing for young people differ from other genres? Is YA a genre in itself? YA Writer Suzy Vadori brings you into the world of young adult novels – one of the most popular sections of the bookstore. This workshop will explore writing for different age groups, voice, perspective, character building, plot development and romance for young readers in an interactive format. Bring a notebook to try your hand at writing for YA and discover your youthful voice.

Suzy Vadori is an executive by day, Writer by night. Her first YA novel, “The Fountain”, is expected to be published later in 2015. She is working on the second book in the Fountain series, as well as writing a psychological thriller for adults on the side. Suzy has been the Program Manager for When Words Collide (WWC) Children’s, Middle Grade and Young Adult since 2013. When Words Collide is a festival for Readers and Writers held in Calgary each year in August. Suzy currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and three kids.

Saturday Workshop – April 11th

April 11th, 2015 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Not Your Grandma’s Romance Novel

With Jessica Jackson

The romance novel has come a long, long way in the last fifty years. My grandmother wouldn’t recognize it. Or would she? Join us for a workshop that will examine how the romance novel has, and has not, changed within our lifetime. Is it possible to apply the tried and true to the flashy new romance subgenres? We’ll see.

Thursday Meeting – March 26th

March 26th, 2015 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Strategic Self-Publishing

With Lorraine Paton

In this era of publishing, it is easy to write a book and self-publish it–perhaps too easy, because self-publishing isn’t just about writing. By self-publishing, you are going into business, so it is good to have a plan! In this workshop, Lorraine will share some of her research on how to self-publish strategically, which is derived from wisdom shared on the many writing forums and loops she follows. People are succeeding in meeting their goals, and this workshop might help you do the same. She’ll also share some results from her own publishing endeavors.