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Write After Lunch: A New SWG Talk Series
Did you ever wish you could lunch with an author? Dine on words? The SWG has just the program for you! Join us at noon on the first Tuesday of every month for our new luncheon craft talks. Bring a bagged lunch and listen to some of your favourite authors talk about the craft of writing. Talks begin at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m., and they take place at the Regina office (Suite 100, 1150-8th Avenue).
The series started on January 7 with a talk by a celebrated romance writer Mary Balogh. It continues on February 4 with Cassie Stocks’ talk on humour, then follows on March 4 with Anthony Bidulka’s chat on mystery. More talks will be announced soon!
Write After Lunch is a public event open to everyone and there is no need to register. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and we’ll provide coffee, tea, and water.
FEBRUARY 4 TALK:
Cassie Stocks: "Gastrocomic Lunch: Editing to Add Humour"
When: Tuesday, February 4 | 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Where: SWG Regina Office | #100, 1150 - 8th Avenue
Cassie Stocks was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She’s been a biker chick, a university student, an actress, and a rich man’s gardener; she’s worked as a waitress, an office clerk, an aircraft cleaner, and has raised chickens.
Cassie was a winner in the CBC Alberta Anthology Short Fiction contest and a student writer for the Edmonton Voices portion of the Canadian Authors Series. Her short story “The Painter” aired on CBC Radio One. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing Degree with Distinction from MacEwan University in 2011.
In 2013, Cassie became the first woman in 17 years to be awarded the Leacock Medal for humour writing for her first novel Dance, Gladys, Dance. The novel was also nominated for a Saskatchewan First Book Award. Cassie has been named one of “Ten Writers to Watch” by CBC Books.
MARCH 4: Anthony Bidulka on Mystery writing