This week will be a rescheduled Board meeting for the Arts & Culture Council, due to last week’s awful weather conditions. I was not happy for Board members to drive on dangerous roads so postponed it until this Wednesday.
Saturday will see us at the Arty Party – networking with artisans from Strathcona County and possibly beyond. Our venue is a gorgeous art gallery space, Spark Gallery and with refreshments, art on display and information on the Arts & Culture Council, I’m sure it will be an interesting and enjoyable evening.
I am continuing with my edits of The Twesome Loop and managed to send another manuscript, Life in Slake Patch to the local writer in residence for evaluation.
The freelance ghost writing project I am working on required quite a large amount of thought and planning. Now it is in the hands of my client if they wish to proceed. Fingers crossed.
I attended a Q&A panel yesterday hosted by our current Writer in Residence – Industry Insiders: Making a Living as a Hybrid Author. Local Edmonton authors gave us an insight into the multiple ways a writer can broaden their scopes of opportunities. Options include not just writing novels, but also articles related to your specific genre/subject and public speaking. There are also opportunities for interviews either for magazines, newspapers, radio or television.
I have two television interviews to my name and also a radio interview, both experiences were nerve racking but well worth the effort. Have you been spotlighted by TV or radio?
I am also co-hosting at a writing circle this Thursday for local seniors lodge. This is part of a program run by my writing foundation, Writers Foundation of Strathcona County. We encourage the seniors to tell their stories/memories. This project began with a guide book published by the foundation and Dream Write Publishing : http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/retail/books/your-lifetime-stories
Local Alberta events: Writers Guild for Alberta – January 20th
Loft 112, 535 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5S9
What does this week hold for you for writing projects, events and plans?