KOOTENAY WRITERS OFFER WORKSHOPS AT ST. EUGENE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE. NOV. 10 TO 13
Registration is now open for the second St. Eugene Writers’ Conference Nov. 9 to 13, featuring workshops conducted by four writers from the East and West Kootenays among other speakers.
The event will be held at the St. Eugene Resort, located just north of Cranbrook.
Presenting workshops Nov. 10 to 12 will be Fernie’s Keith Liggett (on finding your voice), Cranbrook’s Sioux Browning (screenwriting), Nelson’s Deryn Collier (fiction) and Winlaw’s Tom Wayman (poetry).
A manuscript evaluation workshop for those with a completed manuscript in any genre will run simultaneously Nov. 9 to 12, led by Vancouver’s Mark Kusnir.
Tuition plus two nights lodging at the Resort for these workshops is $665, or $710 for registrants after Oct. 15. This amount includes two breakfasts, and a Conference dinner Nov. 11. Tuition alone for the three-day workshops is $425, and $600 for Kusnir’s four-day workshop.
A one-day workshop on self-publishing with Kaslo’s Randy Morse, Keith Liggett and other guests will round out the Conference Nov. 13. Tuition plus a night’s lodging for the self-publishing workshop is $165. Tuition alone is $85, or registrants in other Conference workshops can attend for $65.
The Conference will include afternoon panel discussions on a range of writing-related topics, said conference director Keith Liggett. The Conference dinner Nov. 11 will feature Fernie author Angie Abdou, speaking about her new novel In Case I Go.
More information on the Conference, including presenters’ bios and how to register, is available at http://steugene.ca/en/events-and-offers/st-eugene-writers-conference-2017/#Writers
“By offering three- and four-day workshops, the St. Eugene Writers Conference provides a venue for writers to develop their craft without the substantial time and financial commitment of academic courses,” Liggett said.
“Our faculty all have extensive workshop experience. The sessions are supportive, but at the same time, provide substantive feedback to the writer.”