Galiano Literary Festival Workshops

Please see our schedule for the line-up of workshops taking place on Friday, February 20th

1:00pm – 5:00pm   Audrey Thomas

This workshop will concentrate on short fiction, how to tell a story in 1500 words or less. We’ll do a lot of writing and paring down and will have a good time doing it.  Workshop is limited to 8.  Come with paper and pen, no laptops or iPads or devices.  If you already have an idea for a short piece, come with the idea, not the finished masterpiece.

1:00pm – 2:00pm   Bill Gaston

“Going Wild” We will discuss and explore practical ways to break new ground in our writing. The focus will be on rattling our personal creative cage and letting our fiction surprise us.

2:00pm – 3:00pm   Kate Braid

Say That Again!  The Power of Repetition in Poetry  – One of the deepest pleasures of poetry is rhythm, including the wise use of the repetition of individual words as well as whole lines.  We’ll have time to look at – and try – two or three different traditional forms that explore this art.

3:00pm – 4:00pm   Sandra Djwa

Writing A Life – We will discuss both autobiography and biography and then move into interactive sessions on Getting Started. Come prepared to get started on your project.

4:00pm – 5:00pm  Marilyn Biderman

Are you puzzled about exactly what it is that a literary agent does? Would you like to understand more about the business side of book publishing and what’s involved in author / publisher contracts? Marilyn Biderman of Marilyn Biderman Literary Management will cover the basics. Topics include the author / agent relationship, what an agent is looking for in a client, how an agent approaches the submission process, and the differences between having a publisher sell your rights and having an agent do so. With lots of time for questions, this workshop will give you the basics of what an author needs to know about the business of book publishing.

Please see Registration page for additional information regarding Workshops.


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