Upcoming Events

Mar
4
Mon
In conversation with Mark Brandi: The Rip @ Avid Reader
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Brandi’s novel Wimmera was an outstanding debut and I can’t wait to talk about his new book The Rip.

Apr
11
Thu
In conversation with Melina Marchetta @ Avid Reader
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in conversation with literary legend Melina Marchetta to talk about her new book for adults, The Place on Dalhousie.

Jun
12
Wed
Writing Commercial Fiction @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s the difference between commercial fiction and literary fiction? Does one really make more money? Is there a secret formula for commercial writing success? Join me as I discuss all this and more with rising superstar Minnie Dark, best-selling author Kim Wilkins and local author Katie Rowney.

Jun
13
Thu
The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie @ Avid Reader
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’m beyond excited to be in conversation with the 2019 Stella prize winner Vicki Laveau-Harvie about her memoir The Erratics which has been described as dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful. Book now as this event will be sure to sell out!

Aug
31
Sat
Creating Characters: a workshop @ Logan North Library
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come along to this 90 min workshop to learn how to create memorable characters that will stay with your reader.

Sep
14
Sat
Networking for Authors @ Logan North Library
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

All the tips to networking within your writing community!

Oct
13
Sun
Crafting Words: Preparing your work for submission @ Avid Reader
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’ve typed ‘The End’ and you’re ready to submit. What next? How do you pitch your manuscript to a publisher or agent to ensure the best chance of success? How can you take advantage of awards and competitions? Why is networking in your writing community so important? (and how do you do it?) Practical aspects: writing exercises and discussion; cover letter; synopsis; useful tips and industry contacts; receiving rejection; how to be a good literary citizen.

Mar
4
Mon
In conversation with Mark Brandi: The Rip @ Avid Reader
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Brandi’s novel Wimmera was an outstanding debut and I can’t wait to talk about his new book The Rip.

Apr
11
Thu
In conversation with Melina Marchetta @ Avid Reader
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join me in conversation with literary legend Melina Marchetta to talk about her new book for adults, The Place on Dalhousie.

Jun
12
Wed
Writing Commercial Fiction @ Avid Reader Bookstore
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s the difference between commercial fiction and literary fiction? Does one really make more money? Is there a secret formula for commercial writing success? Join me as I discuss all this and more with rising superstar Minnie Dark, best-selling author Kim Wilkins and local author Katie Rowney.

Jun
13
Thu
The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie @ Avid Reader
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I’m beyond excited to be in conversation with the 2019 Stella prize winner Vicki Laveau-Harvie about her memoir The Erratics which has been described as dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful. Book now as this event will be sure to sell out!

Aug
31
Sat
Creating Characters: a workshop @ Logan North Library
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come along to this 90 min workshop to learn how to create memorable characters that will stay with your reader.

Sep
14
Sat
Networking for Authors @ Logan North Library
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

All the tips to networking within your writing community!

Oct
13
Sun
Crafting Words: Preparing your work for submission @ Avid Reader
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’ve typed ‘The End’ and you’re ready to submit. What next? How do you pitch your manuscript to a publisher or agent to ensure the best chance of success? How can you take advantage of awards and competitions? Why is networking in your writing community so important? (and how do you do it?) Practical aspects: writing exercises and discussion; cover letter; synopsis; useful tips and industry contacts; receiving rejection; how to be a good literary citizen.