I’m prepping for a few fun things right now, and I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your calendars if you’re in yyc in February or March.
The Main Event:
P.J. Vernon, author of the psychological thriller Where You Find Me, and I are the opening act for Alexandra Writes’ Centre Society’s Ultimate Writing Championships rumble between its out-going writer-in-residence, Sarah L. Johnson, and its in-coming writer-in-residence, Bradley Somer.
Here are the details:
Celebrate the launch of the 2019 Writer in Residence Program with an MMA-style literary cage fight. Our readers will battle for literary supremacy by performing a poetry-fiction-creative nonfiction combo. Who will choke? Get tko’ed and who will emerge from the cage as the ultimate writing champion?
2019 Writer in Residence, Bradley Somer vs 2018 Writer in Residence, Sarah L. Johnson
PJ Vernon vs M. Jane Colette
MC – Ali Bryan
REFEREE – Robin van Eck
JUDGES – TBD
(you could probably volunteer to be one! Contact AWCS, ya?)
This is a FREE event.
March 1, 2019 | 7-9pm
cSpace King Edward, 4th Floor Treehouse
1721, 29th Ave SW
The least you need to know: I’ll be wearing boots that look an awful lot like these:
Want these? You can get them at SkyShoes.
And the soundtrack to my, er, performance, will be this:
Also, I wrote a new piece just for the event, so, yeah.
I’m there, so don’t bring your children…
You //can// bring your children to the workshop on plotting I’m doing at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre on March 2:
Plotting as Process & Productivity/Sanity Tool
Want to write a novel in 15 minute chunks? It’s easy–so long as you have a road map and understand that writing is only part of the process. Drawing on the “dirty writing secrets” of productive romance and genre writers, this practical workshop demystifies plotting and presents it to writers as an ongoing process that begins the moment you get the idea for your novel, and continues throughout the writing and editing stages. Suitable for both beginners who are afraid of plotting and advanced, published authors who want to up their productivity game.
More info/registration at AWCS.
I’m doing a light, 45-minute version of this workshop for the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association on Saturday, March 9.
On Tuesday, February 19, I’m introducing the fabulous Janine Morigeau as the guest speaker at the monthly Calgary Assoc. of the Romance Writers of America. Janine, the premier psychic, astrologer, and Tarot card reader working in Calgary, will be talking to us about how you can use Tarot card archetypes, lay-outs, principles in your writing. If you’ve been meaning to check out CaRWA… this is THE meeting you want to crash. (We let you check out one or two meetings before demanding membership and payment.)
I have a terrible suspicion I’m supposed to be doing something on Valentine’s Day… so if it’s with you, do drop me a line and remind me…
Otherwise, I am attending Unganisha in a purely spectative capacity on February 2–and you should do if you’re in yyc! And on February 8, I’m at the opening of the very talented artist Belinda Fireman’s show, This Is Me (Facebook event) at Loft 112. Then, on Tuesday, February 12–it’s another Naked Girls Reading!
Event details here.
The Naked Girls Reading, btw, might be part of my entourage at the Mixed Writing Championships. We’re talking. Stay tuned.