This is a collection of PAST events and workshops. If you are interested in upcoming events, go to EVENTS and if you are interested in discussing a tailored workshop for your organization go to COURSES.

Thurs, Nov 22, 2018–my beta presentation of Creative & Healthy / The Healthy Writer at the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association! It went so well–I will definitely be offering this workshop again.

Fall 2018–I taught a couple of courses at the Alexandra Centre Writers’ Society:

August 10-12, 2018 – It’s time for the Eighth Annual WHEN WORDS COLLIDEthe little Calgary reader-writer con that changed my life. I’ll be presenting, moderating, helping out with the CaRWA (the Calgary chapter of the Romance Writers of America) table, organizing the Merchants’ Corner, and other things. Wanna have a peek my my workshops?

The Organized Creative: planning your writing (creative and business) year – quarter – month – week – and finally day
M. Jane Colette

This hands-on workshop will show you how to organize your days by realistically planning your year, and working backwards-and-forwards throughout the year to stay on track with your goals. You will also learn how to track and maximize your productivity cycles, use a process journal, value your lazy fallow periods, and use your procrastination to nurture inspiration.

Kink, BDSM, Consent, and Feminism in the Romance and Genre Novels
Jenna Howard, Alyssa Linn Palmer, JD Poots, Randy Ryder – moderated by M. Jane Colette

After #metoo, consent’s a hot topic for writers and readers alike. What’s the author’s responsibility when writing fantasy—in romance and other genres—and how does it mesh with reader desires and expectations? This dynamic panel will tackle the most contentious issues in writing and reading on the edge with inside insight. (We would suggest 18+ given the topics we will cover – and not recording it as content will probably not be suitable for all ages)

Writing, Reading, and Living Diversely: the REAL Diversity Panel
Tet Millare, Adora Nwofor, Tiffany Sostar, Emily Varga – moderated by M. Jane Colette

Writing diversely starts with living diversely and writing diversely. Join our panel of writers, activists and readers to discuss the role of readers and writers in shaping the world we want to live in through what we read and write and create in our art.

What is RWA and How Can it Help You?
Jill Flanagan, Jenna Howard, Shelley Kassian, and Alyssa Linn Palmer – moderated by M. Jane Colette

Are you a romance reader or writer? Ever wonder if there is a huge, international organization devoted to connecting romance readers and writers around the globe achieve their goals? There is. Romance Writers of America has chapters around the world, as well as large online communities. Join us and find out how it might be a good fit for you!

July 13 & 14, 2018 – It was Christmas in July! What did Santa bring you? In much gratittude to author Amanda Siegrist for again organizing this fun event.

July 1, 2018 – I was part of the Canadian Author Scavenger Hunt on Cameron Allie Erotica. The contests are over, but the content is still funny.

June 24, 2018 — Kittens! SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC made total history!

June 2, 2018 – I peddled smut–er, books–at  the Local Calgary and Area Author Book Fair sponsored by the Alberta Romance Writers Association at Symons Valley United Church, in north Calgary. It was lots of sun and I got to slide down a bannister.

May 13-20, 2018 – I WAS IN RENO AT THE ROMANTIC TIMES BOOKLOVERS CONFERENCE!! It was terrific. I plotted a new novel, was there for the “This is the last RT Announcement,” met some amazing people, learned a lot, and gave away a vibrator.

March 10, 2018 – The Alberta Romance Writers Association asked me to host a workshop on how to write erotica back in February, but we had reschedule it for March because of the weather. So, the morning of March 10, I taught them how to be dirty, and in the evening, I told them how to be organized via THE ORGANIZED CREATIVE workshop.

February 14, 2018 – Valentine’s Day Proper–I was at Owl’s Nest,  being… BLOODY OFFENSIVE, with five other silver-tongued femmes. Here is my reading from that day.

February 12, 2018–I was at Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary with YYC Queer Writers. Roses, cupid’s arrows, chocolate—chocolate? Screw chocolate! Queer up Valentine’s Day instead with these hilarious, heartbreaking (yes, sometimes deliciously filthy) valentines by Calgary authors who have a fresh, occasionally revolutionary (always, insightful) take on love.

February 9, 2018 – I  was part of Cameron Allie fabulous pre-Valentine’s Day Party on Facebook!

January 13, 2018 – Naked Girls Reading Calgary presented EROTICA and Keely Kamikaze read a sizzling excerpt from Text Me, Cupid Episode One: Messy Christmas.


  • October 24, 2017 – M. Jane Colette on writing, blogging, sexting your way to true love and surrender at Owl’s Nest Books aka my “I’m sorry I didn’t throw you a launch party for Cherry Pie Cure and Consequences” appearance

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