After months of planning and late evenings finding presenters, creating a schedule, leaflets, programs, and goodie bags etc. our writers conference was a great success on Saturday. Without our excellent volunteers the event would not have happened. We began at 7.00 am preparing for registration and breakfast. A steady stream of registrants arrived and were handed draw tickets, goodie bags, programs and a warm welcome.
Our presenters were well received and everyone went away with valuable information, new friends and prized silent auction items. With a diverse schedule of topics there was something for everyone to learn, no matter their preferred genre.
Barbie-Joe Smith – humor for adults. http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/authors/barbie-jo-smith
Natasha Deen – humor for children. http://www.natashadeen.com/
Bill Roberts – screenwriting. http://www.celticraineproductions.ca/our-team.html
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail – writing for magazines/freelancing. http://www.daniellemc.com/
We were fortunate to have our local Mayor, Roxanne Carr, open the conference and the current Writer in Residence, Margaret Mcpherson, give a short presentation on what a WIR is.
Roxanne Carr, Mayor of Strathcona County – welcome speech. http://www.strathcona.ca/local-government/mayor-councillors/mayor/
Margaret Mcpherson, Writer in Residence. http://ouralbertawriters.com/listing/margaret-macpherson/
Ideas for next year’s conference are already spinning around in our minds as it will be our 10th Anniversary. Bigger & better and maybe a two day event!
To all our members and volunteers of The Writers Foundation of Strathcona County – thank you. http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com/