Writers Weekend; Auburn reading Feb. 13th; Edits

Just finished another rehearsal of my portion of the Writing Fiction program I’m presenting with my good friend and esteemed colleague Rona Altrows as part of Calgary Public Library’s 2011 Writers’ Weekend event, coming up on Saturday, February 5th. It’s a whole day of programs on writing and publishing, presented by some fine Calgary writers and other members of the city’s literary community. Rona and I are on from 11 AM – 12 PM, but the presentations start at 10 and go until late afternoon. That all takes place in the Dutton Theatre, located on the second floor of the Central Library, 616 Macleod Tr. SE. If you’re interested, have your library card ready and  register here .

Another public event: I’ve been invited to read at the Auburn Saloon on the evening of Sunday, February 13th, as part of Storytellers, a fiction-based reading program. Though I’ve been to many events at the Auburn before, I’ve never read there myself, so I am looking forward to it. Things get started around 6:30 that night, and I’ll post more details as they become available.

Finally, edits. Instead of that ol’ novel I am slowly finishing, right now it’s my pleasure to be working on edits to a short story that I’ve had accepted for a forthcoming anthology. Again, more details to follow, hopefully.

All for now. Over and out.

2011 Already?; Writers’ Weekend

Wow! 2011 is already well underway, and I’ve been back at work for the last week. Xmas is already seeming long ago and far away, which is fine by me. I like to get rolling in the New Year and leave the old behind.

So what I’m rolling with at the moment is the session on writing fiction that Rona Altrows and I are doing as part of Calgary Public Library’s 2011 Writers’ Weekend, Saturday, February 5th. We’re on from 11 – 12, but there are sessions all day in the Dutton Theatre on the second floor of the Central Library, 616 Macleod Tr. SE. Again, spaces are filling up, so register now if you’re interested.

And once I have my part of our presentation wrapped up, it’s back at that novel, which I hope to start marketing in the spring. Spring seems pretty far away at the moment, in snowy and windy Calgary, but I know it actually isn’t that far away. So I better get to work here.