Did you ever wish you could have lunch with an author? The SWG has just the program for you! Join us at the SWG office on the first Tuesday of every month for these lunchtime craft talks.
These half-hour sessions begin at 12:15 p.m. You can attend in person or from the comfort of your home, office, or favourite Wi-Fi spot (as long as you have access to high speed Internet and a Facebook account).
If attending in person, bring a bagged lunch and listen to a Saskatchewan author talk about the craft of writing. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and water. Write After Lunch is a free public event open to everyone and there is no need to register.
*Please note: We have made a change to this program. In the past, Write After Lunch has been presented online, via Livestream. Instead, we will now be presenting the program online through Facebook Live.
All fiction creates a made-up world, but when you’re writing science fiction and fantasy, you have to make up a lot more than those who write fiction set in the present-day or even in the historical past: everything from governments to religions to magic systems. Join award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Edward Willett at this Write After Lunch as he talks about the keys to good world-building, and how the research and thought that goes into the process can bring your fantastical fiction to life, not only enthralling your readers but helping you with plotting, character development and more.
Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages. His most recent science fiction novel, The Cityborn, is his eighth published by New York’s DAW Books. His next, Worldshaper, comes out this September, and launches a new series called Worldshapers. Other books published by DAW include Marseguro, winner of the Aurora Award for best Canadian science fiction novel in English in 2009, and the Masks of Aygrima trilogy, written as E.C. Blake. Recent titles by other publishers include the five-book Shards of Excalibur young adult fantasy series published by Coteau Books, and I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, a collection of fantastical poetry, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Press. Ed’s nonfiction runs the gamut from local history to science books and biographies for young readers. Born in the U.S. and raised in Weyburn, Ed began his career as a reporter/photographer, and eventually news editor, of the Weyburn Review. He was communications officer of the then-fledgling Saskatchewan Science Centre before becoming a full-time writer (and occasional actor) almost twenty-five years ago. He lives in Regina with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, P.Eng., his teenaged daughter, Alice, and their black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw.