For those of you who may not know it, Edmonton (and area) has an embarrassment of riches in the form of ELEVEN writers in residence. And so to celebrate and collaborate and to share our words in convivial fashion, Fred Stenson and I invite you to this event featuring eight of the WIRs (presented by YouthWrite®):
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1492888224347604/ to RSVP to this invitation.
Join Fred Stenson (U of A Writer in Residence) and Gail Sidonie Sobat (Metro Edmonton Federation of LIbraries Writer in Residence) as they host an evening of readings from Edmonton’s incredible array of writers in residence! Listen to and learn from Fred and Gail and these other fine experts:
Elizabeth Withey – EPL Writer in Residence
Steven Ross Smith – CAA Writer in Residence
Kimmy Beach – forthcoming CAA Coach in Residence
Suzanne Harris – CAA Coach in Residence
Nicole Moeller – Workshop West’s Playwright in Residence
Theodore Fox – Latitude 53 Gallery Writer in Residence
Cash Bar – featuring Yellowhead’s fantastic brews ($6.25 pints, $6.25 hi balls, $7.25 red/white wine, $2 pop/juice)
$2 From every beer goes to YouthWrite! www.youthwrite.com
PLEASE NOTE – I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING MANUSCRIPTS.
This week’s great un-/ undersung CanLit title worth checking out:
Afterall – Lee Kvern At a dinner party, Beth—36, single, and working overtime—impulsively announces that she’s going to spend a night on Vancouver’s mean streets in commiseration of the homeless. Unexpectedly, her hosts’ son Mason whispers in his mother’s ear that he wants to go with her. Mason’s parents, good limousine liberals that they are, reluctantly allow him to go. Disaster, of course, ensues. “Lee Kvern’s spirited, funny and poignant first novella Afterall takes us for one night into the plush world of Vancouver’s Kitsilano in a kind of literary equivalent of Martin Scorsese’s Soho nightmare film, After Hours.” – VueWeekly
Writing Quote: ““The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”
—Philip Roth, American novelist (b. 1933)
Writing Tips: “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”—Virginia Woolf
Writing Prompt: “I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew them. It would scare them.” – Maurice Sendak Consider this statement and Virginia Woolf’s writing tip (above), and respond.