Friday, January 01, 2010

CALLING ALL WRITERS IN CANADA!!

BEACON FLASH #41

A highly recommended symposium
for writers at every stage


SECURE FOOTING IN A CHANGING LITERARY LANDSCAPE
  Sponsored by the Writers’ Union of Canada and Canadian Heritage

I have attended two of these symposia and they always deliver up-to-date info for writers. I wouldn't miss it for the world. At $45.00 for the day + lunch, it is the best bargain in our industry.

This full-day event, held in major centres from coast to coast, is designed to address the creative and financial questions that arise as writers navigate print-based and digital literary landscapes. The symposium also explores the importance of community and the need for writers to develop their own writing community. 

Writers – unpublished, emerging, or established – will gain an insight into their role in the digitalization of the literary industry. Authors Betsy Warland and Ross Laird will outline the current changes in the literary industry; explore the innovative digital opportunities; and discuss the creativity, economics, and community of a writer’s life. Deborah Windsor, the Union’s executive director, will discuss authors’ contracts in the digital age.
 

To find out where and when the symposium is in your area, visit http://www.writersunion.ca/ww_prodevelopment.asp. 

Download your registration form here: www.writersunion.ca/registration
Then print and fax or mail the form to:

The Writers' Union of Canada
90 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto ON M5C 1P1
Phone: 416-703-8982
Fax: 416-504-9090