"Write, Publish, Market: Creative Writing in Three Basic Steps"
with Wes Funk
Reading: Friday, May 24 | 7:30 p.m.
Workshop: Saturday, May 25 | 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Where: Manor Public Library (23 Main Street, Manor)
There is no cost for this workshop
The literary landscape is constantly evolving. Readers now read through a number of different media and writers get their work out to world the same way. Wes Funk is Sask novelist who has established his career often by thinking outside the box. Through his informative and animated workshop, Wes will outline countless tidbits and tactics on how to succeed in today’s often tough writing and publishing industry. From honing your creative writing skills, to publishing steps, to marketing strategies and beyond, you are sure to gain from this lively event.
Wes Funk bio:
The success of his chapbook Humble Beginnings inspired Wes to keep plugging away at his sort-of-memoir Dead Rock Stars. Shortly after being released, his novel was shortlisted in the Readers’ Choice category of the Saskatchewan Book Awards and received an Honourable Mention in Writers’ Digest’s International Self-Published Book Competition. Currently in its fourth printing, the book has now sold over a thousand copies and has been incorporated into both University and high school curricula. Wes’ second novel Baggage, a tale of a group of Saskatoon misfits, has also become a Saskatchewan Bestseller and a pick-of-the-month of several book clubs across Canada.
Besides participating in author readings and signings in many parts of Canada, Wes has conducted numerous independent publishing and marketing workshops around the prairies. A love of Saskatchewan, a strong belief in diversity, and a passion for rock ’n’ roll, are all strong themes in Wes’ books. Currently, he is the host of the Saskatoon Shaw weekly TV Program, "Lit Happens." Cherry Blossoms, his most powerful novel yet, was released in 2012. This book catapulted Wes to the title of Saskatoon’s Second-Most-Favourite Author in Planet S Magazine’s annual Best of Saskatoon survey!
For workshop registration, please contact Manor Public Library.