Rona Altrows program; send me your stuff; Life Into Story again

Only about three weeks now until Canadian Authors Association and Calgary Public Library’s spring writing program with Rona Altrows. Part I, The Self-Reliant Writer, is Tuesday, March 9th, 6 – 7:30 PM (free admission) and Part II, Getting Your Work Out There, is a full-day workshop on Saturday March 13th, 10:30 – 4:30; $40 for CAA members, $70 for nonmembers (lunch included). Both run at Memorial Park Library, lower level 1221 – 2 St. SW. To register, email

Busy still with manuscripts and writer meetings — if you do want to send me something, send it now because my cut-off date is March 31, and if I find myself swamped with submissions then I may not get to read all of them. Details on the right hand side of this page.

The Alexandra Writers Centre has convinced me to expand Life Into Story, the one-day workshop I presented in the fall into a weekend intensive workshop, which will run Friday – Sunday, May 28 – 30th. Also with AWCS, I will be reading along with other instructors and members at their Alexandra Shining Stars event (like the sound of that!) on Friday, April 16th. I’ll link to both these events as details become available.

All for now. Over and out.

February fog and frost and looking ahead to spring

Full house for the program I presented at Calgary Public Library on Saturday. I had fun and I’m pretty sure the audience did, too. People asked some very interesting questions. I hung around for some of the other sessions Saturday and they also seemed to go over very well. Looks like Writers’ Weekend was a success, and I hope CPL can do it again next year.

For now, I’m plugging away at manuscripts for my CAA residency. The deadline for receiving submissions is March 31, so if you’ve been putting off sending one I encourage you to do so now. Also looking forward to the program Rona Altrows is presenting for CAA here in Calgary next month.

Even further down the road is Writing in the Works III, slated for the night of May 20th at Memorial Park library. Check here later for a full roster of this year’s readers. Should be a great show.

Yawn. February so far has been foggy and frosty. Spring seems far away at this point. Must be why I’m thinking about spring.