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
Cost: RCLAS Members $15; Non-members $25
To Register: Seating is limited to 12, so prepayment is strongly recommended.
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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.