One of my duties during my time as Writer-in-Residence is to host Writers’ Corner events each month. Writers’ Corner hosts a friendly and supportive gathering with a different guest author each month. The guest author will give an author talk that provides writers at all stages useful guidance and will then answer your questions and offer advice. You can come and talk about your writing in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and listen to the suggestions of professional writers in our community.
This month I’m very excited to announce that we will be talking to journalist Mike Ross (pictured above) at Writers’ Corner on Sunday, January 26th at the Stanley Milner Library at 1:30pm. Mike Ross is the Editor-in-Chief of the online news and entertainment magazine Gig City. Along with that, Mike also writes for the Edmonton Sun. Before being hired by as the music critic for the Edmonton Sun in 1993, Mike Ross was a professional musician who toured the continent during most of the ’80s with various ridiculously-named bands that went nowhere. The three-time Dunlop Award winner has covered the local and international entertainment scene for the Edmonton Sun during three different decades, and continues to write major concert reviews for the Sun. His articles have also appeared in magazines like Avenue, Alberta Venture and Chart magazine. He received his (musical) education at Grant MacEwan University and learned journalism from the School of Hard Knocks.
I’m very excited to talk to Mike Ross because, based on the few conversations I’ve had with him in the past, he has a lot to say. Mike Ross is somebody that anybody who wants to be a writer should listen to because he is someone who writes basically every single day. He has a whole website to fill up with his words each day. For those of you out there looking to break into journalism or arts and culture freelance writing I’m sure that Mike has plenty of advice and groovy wisdom to bestow on you.
This will be my first Writers’ Corner event so I’m hoping that there will be a good crowd on hand to meet Mike Ross and also to meet the new Writer-in-Residence (that’s me!). Once again, Writers’ Corner will be on Sunday, January 26th at 1:30pm in the Southeast corner on the main floor of the Stanley Milner Library. It’s free to attend.
See you there!