Time: All Day
Location: : Kawkawa Camp and Retreat
The Writer’s Weekend
The Writer’s Weekend will position you for a freelance or creative writing career by providing workshop experiences that result in knowing how to promote your writing, query editors and land paid writing work, sketch out your characters and novel outline, write an author bio and create a writing platform, develop a strategy to overcome writer’s block and form a productive writing schedule.
The Writer’s Weekend now has a business writing option.
Both options have the same great meal and accommodation package at a lakeside conference centre in Hope, BC for optimal on-site intensive learning, practical workshops, and early morning and late night opportunities for writing and feedback. Both options run from Friday Oct 27 7pm – Sunday Oct 29 2pm 2017
Business Writer’s Weekend will jump start your writing for the workplace including an inventory current writing skills for the workplace, identifying writing skills to acquire to increase contribution to workplace, learning the basics of writing a grant, learning how to write a press release, writing activities to help promote your program or department within your organization and outside of your organization as well as learning how to use your writing skills to promote yourself and position yourself for future career growth.
The instructors for the weekend are:
- Allison Kilgannon holds two Masters Degrees in English and History, has secured grants for education, acted as a beta reader, pitched agents, worked for non-profits and universities and who writes YA and dystopian fiction.
- Jodi McBride is an experienced workshop facilitator and the executive director of a non-profit who writes reports, grant proposals and press releases as part of her day-to-day work. She has worked as a freelance writer prior to her current role. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Non-profit Leadership.
- Michelle Vandepol is a blogger, writing coach, and novelist (Mother Mexico, 2008 & Stories Your Mother Never Told You 2014) who worked as a freelance writer and newspaper reporter prior to her current work in post-secondary coordination. She is the current editor of Groundwork magazine.
Event Location : Kawkawa Camp and Retreat
The Writer’s WeekendDate(s): Saturday, October 28
Time: All Day