Self-publishing! Opinion writing! February writing events at EPL

I’m pleased to announce two writing talks happening at the Edmonton Public Library during the month of February. Both feature established, award-winning local writers who I’ve no doubt will make the sessions both informative and entertaining.

From Writer to Author: A Talk on Self-Publishing
Tuesday Feb 3, 7 p.m.
Stanley A. Milner Library – Milner Program Room **MakerSpace** (room change!)

Interested in publishing your finished manuscript or daunted by the difficult task of getting published once you finish your masterpiece? Join acclaimed novelist Thomas Wharton and Faces of Edmonton creator Shayne Woodsmith for a conversation on self-publishing. These two writers will discuss their experiences with, the process of, and what challenges with preparing a story for self-publication.
Thomas Wharton is author of seven books of fiction, including The Perilous Realm trilogy. He has been a finalist for many major literary prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and recently self-published his latest novel, Every Blade of Grass, through CreateSpace. Shayne Woodsmith is the author of two self-published novels and the creator of the Faces of Edmonton storytelling project.

But That’s Just My Opinion
Sunday Feb 22, 2 p.m.
Jasper Place Branch – Edmonton Public Library

We all have opinions about all kinds of things. But how do you write a persuasive essay or on-line rant that gets beyond mere sound and fury? Prolific Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons (Twitter: @paulatics) talks about techniques good writers can use to get beyond the empty JMO rhetoric.

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