I realized I’ve neglected updating information about my upcoming workshops so thought I’d kill two birds with one stone by making this week’s post a “workshop” post which would also serve my need to update.
So, yes, I am going to be giving workshops through the Ottawa Catholic School Board again this year, however, the focus has changed. I’m moving on from the contest writing workshop to a new “Ways to Get Published” workshop.
The reasoning is quite simple; most people coming to the contest workshop were ultimately interested in getting published. I’ve thought long and hard about many ways to get published and have explored quite a few of them so I thought it would be a good discussion to have with writers who haven’t done all that research for themselves yet (and contests are still in there as one way to get published).
If you really wanted to hear my contest workshop, you can attend a condensed version (and condensed is probably good!) at the Canadian Authors’ Association meeting at 7:00 p.m. on October 16 at the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library. It’s free for members, $10 for non-members.
As for the new workshop, you can register through the school board’s site and the description is as follows:
There are as many different ways to get your work published as there are motivations for wanting to be published in the first place. The market is ever-expanding but also increasingly confusing. This course will help you find and follow a path to publication that’s right for you. Tudor Robins, an Ottawa writer who has had both fiction and non-fiction work published in traditional and e-formats, will share her tips and experience in finding the right home for your written work.
If you click through the time and place details are there and I’ll also post them on my “Workshops” page.
While I’m on the topic of workshops, can I recommend a couple more? Fantastic, amazing Lynn (who created this blog for me) is teaching Blogging 101 and Lee Ann Smith is offering her popular Family History or Memoir course. Blogging and memoir are both hot topics these days and both Lee Ann and Lynn are knowledgeable, friendly people!
That’s it for now. Off to update my Workshops page…and, oh yeah, maybe prepare for my workshops?