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Professional Development Series

Digital Storytelling: Opportunities and Strategies for Writers
in the Age of Digital Engagement


The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Professional Development Series encompasses the business of writing from the legal, financial, and technological aspects to publishing, marketing and promotion. One phase of the series is offered in-person for the entire month of May, consisting of four two-hour workshops in Regina and Saskatoon.

Where: SWG office - 1150 8th Avenue, Suite 100, Regina
When:  May 9, 16, 23 & 30; 7pm - 9pm
Cost: SWG members - $25 for one, $85 for four;
         non-members - $35 for one, $120 for four

Registrations can be made by submitting the registration form by email or fax to the Guild office, or by contacting Milena the SWG Administrative Assistant at 791-7740 or at info@skwriter.com. For more information please contact Tracy Hamon at 791-7743 or programs@skwriter.com.

May 30: Digital Storytelling

Instructor: Nova Alberts

Technological advances and social net-working have transformed the way that people choose and consume works of fiction. This presentation is designed to provide a snapshot of a number of innovative ways that storytellers are embracing digital technologies to help tell and promote their stories across multiple media.

In 2009, Nova Alberts fell in love with interactive media. She has since developed partnerships with over 35 local and national organizations, designed concepts for and/or consulted on almost 50 interactive projects, and travelled the country attending tech, marketing and digital content conferences to shine a light on the interactive talents in Saskatchewan. Nova was responsible for creating and delivering the Digital Media Initiative for the Saskatchewan Motion Pictures Industry Association (SMPIA) which aimed to provide support for content creators in the development, production and exhibition of rich and substantial interactive media experiences in Saskatchewan.

Prior to her work at SMPIA, Nova spent over 12 years producing approximately 140 broadcast hours of factual-based television programming. In 2005, her project Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option (History Television, PBS) received a Gemini nomination for “Best History Documentary”, and was recognized with a Golden Sheaf at the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival. Nova is an alumni of the CWC Technology & Digital Media Career Accelerator Program and holds a BFA from the University of Regina.

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