News | 2008 | DTES Writers' Jamboree

On November 13th and 14th, I'm going to be participating in a free event in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside which looks pretty exciting: the DTES Writers' Jamboree, put on by SFU's The Writers' Studio, Friends of the Vancouver Public Library, and the Carnegie Centre. The event will have one-to-one author meetings and tips on editing, publishing and blogging for writers wanting to develop, promote and perform their work. There's also going to be public readings on one of the nights. Take a look at the schedule, and I think you'll agree the event will be pretty cool.

Thursday, November 13

  • 1-3 p.m. - Blue Pencil Cafe
    1/2 hour consult with professional authors Rachel Rose and Caroline Adderson

  • 3-5 p.m. - Round Tables
    "Tips on Editing" A conversation with editors for Room, Tyee Magazine, subTerrain and VPL Writer-in-Residence Caroline Adderson. (Host: Alexandra Wilson)
    "Taking Care of Yourself as a Writer" with Kagan Goh, Joanne Arnott, Lora McElhinney and Diane Wood. (Host: ElJean Dodge Wilson)

  • 6:30-8 p.m. - Reading and conversation
    about how they became professional writers with Karen X Tulchinsky & Ryan Knighton

Friday, November 14

  • 1-3 p.m. - Blue Pencil Cafe
    1/2 hour consult with professional authors Brad Cran and Betsy Warland

  • 3-5 p.m. - Round Tables
    "Tips from Publishers" with local magazine and book publishers including Megaphone, Room, Adbusters, and Commodore Books. (Host: Elee Kraljii Gardiner)
    "Getting Yourself Out There" from blogs to readings to zines to contests with Evelyn Lau, Fiona Scott and the 3-Day Novel Contest. (Host: John Mavin)

  • 6:30-8 p.m. - Jamboree Reading
    with DTES writers and The Writer's Studio (sign up with John Mavin at the event)

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