Join Debra Purdy Kong and Julie H. Ferguson for Get Published on Your First Try. Save time, money, and stress: learn the best publishing option for your book from a fiction and nonfiction author who have done it all – commercial, electronic, and self-publication. Sunday, October 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Renaissance Books, 43 E. 6th Ave (at Columbia), New Westminster. Free, but you must reserve your seat at 604.525.4566
If you travel and love to write, this free workshop is for you. Pitching Your Travel Articles in the 21st Century will set you on the path to getting your articles accepted by print and online travel magazines. Join Julie Ferguson to start adding value to your articles that travel editors and readers can't resist in this connected, visual world. Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 6:30-8:30p.m. at Vancouver Public Library (main branch). Only 20 seats, so you must register at 604.331.3603 after Labour Day.
Whatever you write—fiction, non-fiction, business, or technical—Self-Editing will show you what an expert would do to perfect your manuscript. Led by writer and professional editor, Joyce Gram, this session teaches you how to look at your writing with fresh eyes. Saturday, November 6, 1–4 p.m. at Fleetwood Library, 15996 - 84 Avenue, Surrey. $45.00. Register with the Surrey Writers' School
In the New Year, Debra Purdy Kong and and Julie Ferguson will also co-present a workshop on e-books, e-readers, and e-publishing in cooperation with the Port Moody Public Library. Watch for details at www.beaconlit.blogspot.com