CONCLUDED! Workshop ~ Walking Through Walls, with Daniela Elza

Daniela Elza Mar 19 2016 Workshop Take2

Topic:           Walking Through Walls:  On the Business of Writing
Date:             Saturday March 19, 2016
Time:            1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location:       MLA Office, 737 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC
(Enter through rear door; free parking at rear of building)
Presenter:      Daniela Elza
RCLAS Members $15; Non-members $25
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We will look at the business aspects of writing. Where do you submit? How often? How wide? What about contests, submission letters and  bio’s?  Do you have a manuscript and embarking on finding a publisher? What do you do? Where do you begin? We will examine what it takes to read and perform your work. We can investigate book tours, memberships in writing organizations, and grant applications. How do we balance your creative writing with the business of writing?  How do you build a writing practice?  We will zero in on your interests, which will serve as a springboard for our direction. A lively discussion is going to be our aim.

In the second part of the workshop, we will address the subject of rejection letters. Participants will engage in activities on the topic. We will break down barriers and talk about this senssitve subject. Whether you are a rejection letter veteran or virgin, join us for some telling wisdom we can all glean from the inevitable letter of rejection.

Daniela Elza’s work has appeared nationally and internationally in over 100 publications.  Among her  poetry collections are the weight of dew, the book of It, and most recently milk tooth bane bone of which David Abram says: “Out of the ache of the present moment, Daniela Elza has crafted something spare and irresistible, an open armature for wonder.”  Daniela was the 2014 Writer-In-Residence at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is currently working on a wide range of writer-ly activities including her next manuscript.