Well-known Kingston-area writers Merilyn Simonds and Wayne Grady will discuss how the editorial process and relationships with editors, agents, and publishers have changed over their 40 years as authors. They’ll also describe their work as mentors/editors to emerging writers.
Merilyn Simonds is the author of 17 books, including a Canadian classic, The Convict Lover. Her most recent book, Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: Paper, Pixels & the Lasting Impression of Books, explores the digital shift and how we read today.
Wayne Grady is the author of 14 books, the translator of 15 novels, and the editor of 11 anthologies. His first novel, Emancipation Day, won the 2013 Amazon.ca First Novel Award.
Wayne and Merilyn co-authored Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels Through America.
Join us for an intimate look at the Canadian publishing scene.
The speakers will have books for sale; bring cash and get your CanLit fix straight from the author!
Come Join Us!
We meet October 11 at the usual place and time:
- Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue
- 7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)
- Light refreshments
- Both Editors Canada members and non-members welcome
Don’t forget to register for our fall seminar with twig founder and editing tech guru Adrienne Montgomerie!
- Do you often find yourself slogging through tedious editing tasks onscreen, thinking “There must be a better way”?
- Have you sometimes suspected that some advanced features of Word (such as Styles, Macros, and Wildcards) might be useful to you, but feel intimidated by them?
- Would you like to edit more efficiently and accurately?
Make MS Word work for you for a change, so you can focus on the real editing issues.
The workshop includes a 100-page handout with demo video support and lunch by Epicurious.
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