Fall 2014 Events- TPL, INSPIRE and Blue Heron Studio

Interested in marketing and publicity? Got a story up your sleeve you are dying to tell? Or would you just like to hear me read from one of my books? I have a number of fall events lined up. Hope to see you out there in the wild!

 

TPL Teens: Young Voices Conference

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Saturday, October 25th, 9-4pm, Toronto Reference Library

PANEL: HOW TO GET PUBLISHED

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WORKSHOP: HOW TO BREAK THE RULES

2:15-3:30

 

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Inspire Toronto International Book Fair is the new kid on the block in terms of literary events. For a one-time admission fee you can access three days of panels, book signings, and author interviews with the likes of Meg Wolitzer, Sylvia Day, Jon Klassen, and yours truly.

Saturday, November 15th, 3-4pm

Panel, Young Narrators in Contemporary Literature (also with Claire Cameron and Heather A. Clark)

Spark Stage

 

Sunday, November 16th, 4:30-5:00pm

Reading, Summer Days, Starry Nights ; Days That End in Y

TD Children’s Stage

 

Blue Heron Studio Workshops

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Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is one of my favourite independent bookstores. Featuring a curated selection of books and an impressive roster of events and workshops, they are a destination for book lovers. I’m holding three workshops over the course of one weekend.

 

INSPIRED WRITING FOR KIDS

This is for kids who are interested in writing. There are stories all around us, waiting to be told. In this workshop kids will learn how to find ideas and develop stories by breaking all the so-called writing rules.

Saturday, November 29, 2-4pm

Ages 9-14

More info and registration here

 

INTRO TO MARKETING AND PUBLICITY

Writing a book is half the battle. In the digital age, effective self promotion isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Many people feel overwhelmed by social media. Let me show you simple ways to develop your brand and make meaningful connections.

Sunday, November 30, 11am-1pm

Teens & adults

More info and registration here

 

ADULTS WRITING FOR THE CHILDREN’S MARKET

This frank, informal and interactive session includes writing and editorial tips and a look at the Canadian children’s book market from multiple perspectives.

Sunday, November 30, 2-4pm

Adults

More info and registration here

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