AGM – June 23

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June 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

ARWA Annual General Meeting

Business Meeting, Delectable Desserts, and Free Membership Draw

Any member attending the meeting or sending in their proxy vote will be entered in the draw for a free membership.
Bring your favorite dessert for a pot-luck of mouth-watering treats.

Saturday Workshop – June 11th

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June 11th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Making the Most of It

Presented by Sarah Kades

When Words Collide is coming up August 12-14! Sarah will give practical advice on how to make the most of your conference experience at WWC. She’ll share what she’s learned and how she approaches the conference to not only make it an incredibly fun weekend, but also how it can help your writing and career. Come to discuss everything from what to bring (like business cards), what to wear (what’s your vibe/brand?), where to take 5 (there’s a hospitality suite??), how to network (recognizing opportunities and letting your authentic self shine), and more. This is a great conference and opportunity. Let’s have some fun!

Thursday Meeting – May 26th

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May 26th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Editing (And Then Some)

Presented by Ella Beaumont

Editing will always be one half of an author’s career. It is more than just a service to pay for. If you don’t know what there is to know about editing, then how can you hope to control your business?

Bring your note-taking material to a fast paced presentation on editing tips and tricks for authors of all kinds. Whether aspiring to be traditionally published, a hybrid author, or indie, to be a professional there are a few things everyone should know about editing.

Ella is the Acquisitions Editor at EDGE Publishing. Over the last two years, Ella has been running a weekly writing productivity group known as Write Club that is open to all writers at all skill levels.

Saturday Workshop – May 14th

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May 14th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

The Shadow of the Shark – Writing Subtext

Presented by Swati Chavda

Sometimes what your character isn’t saying tells the truth better than their words. Subtext understood and layered into your story can add depth and colour. Join Swati for information, discussion, and exercises.

Swati Chavda is the co-author of the non-fiction book Ignite, a book on ending burnout before it ends you, and a writer of fantasy novels.

Edit: It was previously announced that Mahrie G. Reid would be presenting on Writing the Fiction Series. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, she had to withdraw her presentation.