Due to a couple of last minute cancellations, I wound up participating in three panels at the When Words Collide Readers and Writers Festival, held in Calgary a couple of weekends ago. I learned something from all the panels and hope the audiences did too.
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When Words Collide starts this Thursday with the pre-festival master classes and a public reading by the festival guest authors at Calgary’s Fish Creek Library. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be packed with panels, presentations and more, with about 10 choices of activities per hour. I’ll be participating in two panels: Saturday 1 PM –Structure [...]
Calgary’s When Words Collide Festival for Writers and Readers begins with a free public reading featuring the festival’s special guest authors. I’ll be there, after a dinner at the nearby Boomtown pub with the festival guests and organizers.
Calgary’s When Words Collide Readers and Writers Festival is only 20 days away. In my role as Writers Guild of Alberta liaison, I’m busy lining up and confirming moderators for the panels I’ve helped organize.
Two days back from a month long trip, I attended the Writers Guild of Alberta annual conference last weekend. Aside from feeling a tad jet-lagged, I had a great time. Calgary’s weather couldn’t have been better. At the Friday pub night, I enjoyed sitting outside on the patio drinking the free beer, eating good food, [...]
As always, Writing in the Works on Thursday night was a huge success. This was the 10th edition of WITWorks and I’ve been there from the start to help organize the event. This time, I was one of the five readers. I enjoyed sharing my unpublished novel excerpt with the audience that packed Owl’s Nest [...]
Two days until Writing in the Works! I’ll be sharing an excerpt from my novel-in-progress and engaging in a spirited discussion on the creative process with fellow readers Rob Bose, Joan Crate, Sarah Johnson and Taylor Lambert, moderated by Elaine Morin. This is always a fun, well attended event. I hope to see some of [...]
On Thursday, April 21, I had the pleasure of hosting the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime writing. Four fellow CWC members participated: Jayne Barnard, Eileen Bell (from Edmonton), Dwayne Clayden and Axel Howerton. Axel began by warming up the audience with magic tricks that involved thumb cuffs and [...]
Tonight’s the night we announce the shortlists for this year’s Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing. I’ll emcee the event, which takes place at Calgary’s Owl’s Nest Bookstore and features my partners in crime: Jayne Barnard, E.C. Bell, Dwayne Clayden and Axel Howerton. Join us for readings, magic tricks and a lively [...]
I’m fortunate to be participating in two readings at the end of April. The Arthur Ellis Shortlist event arrives first – on April 21st – where I get to host the mayhem and try to keep those wild crime writers in line. A week later, on April 28th, I’ll be reading at Writing in the [...]