Saturday Workshop – May 14th

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.

Thursday Meeting – April 28th

April 28th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Your Novel is Lacking Tension

Presented by Dwayne Clayden

A former police officer, Tactical Paramedic, and EMS Chief, Dwayne is an international speaker at EMS conferences and has published four textbooks. His short story “Hell Hath no Fury” is published in the anthology AB Negative.

Saturday Workshop – April 9th

April 9th, 2016 at 10:30 am at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

A Two-Part Workshop

Presented by Adam Dreece

Part 1 – Pulling it altogether. Going from idea to publish-ready, with some “writing outside your comfort zone” thrown in.

Part 2 – How to have a successful signing day and lessons learned.

Adam’s debut novel, ‘Along Came a Wolf’ launched his Calgary Herald and Amazon bestselling series, ‘The Yellow Hoods’. It was followed up with book 2 in the series, ‘Breadcrumb Trail’ that has been called “a powerhouse of young adult fiction”.

Thursday Meeting – March 24th

March 24th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential

Presented by Martin Parnell

Martin will review his school days struggles with the written English language and his first foray into the world of blogging while cycling across the African continent. He will share the trials and tribulations of self-publishing three books and finally the surprising twist that led him to have his first book, MARATHON QUEST, published by Rocky Mountain Books.