The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild recognizes that the skills of a writer must extend beyond writing skills. “Praxis and Practicalities” will help you to discover what these skills are and how to strengthen them.
Do you keep running out of time? Pressured by deadlines? Are you overwhelmed when you think of creating a literary CV? What’s a “Writers’ Statement?” How do you put yourself “out there” as a writer?
The symposium consists of a half day of presentations and information and will touch on topics such as time management, literary CV’s, how to write a bio, and more exciting information. Learn the necessary skills to further your writing career.
Making Time: Deciding to Write with Marie Powell
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Overwhelmed by juggling a day-job, family, and other responsibilities -- while trying to fit in time to write and market your creative work? This workshop will focus on how to manage your time and deadlines, how to overcome procrastination or other distractions, and how to make time to get the writing done.
Putting Yourself Out There: A How-To for Writers with Courtney Bates-Hardy
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
This workshop is about how to present yourself to the public as a professional writer. Using practical examples and templates, learn how to create a stellar literary resume and a clear and concise writer's statement. Every writer needs a great bio; learn how to tailor your bio for readings, grant applications, pitches, and more. Want to be more involved with the writing community? Take in some extra tips on memberships and events.
Marie Powell is the author of 40 published children and young adult books. Her award-winning short fiction and poetry appear in such literary magazines as Room and subTerrain, while her nonfiction can be found in print, broadcast and online markets. She leads popular writing workshops across the region, and she has been fiction/nonfiction editor of SWG's Spring magazine and editor (twice) of Windscript.
Courtney Bates-Hardy is the author of House of Mystery (ChiZine, 2016) and a chapbook titled Sea Foam (JackPine Press, 2013). She holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina. Her poems have appeared in Room, Carousel, On Spec, and other literary magazines. Her poems have been featured in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and longlisted for The Best Canadian Poetry 2015. She is currently working on her second collection of poetry, tentatively titled Anatomy of a Monster. She lives in Regina with her husband and their cat.
For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator T: 306.791.7746 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org