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Books for sale at Kamloops Artisan Market

Author table at Kamloops Artisan Market today. Alex McGilvery & T.D. Roth putting up a tent. The market is at the Wilson Street House, 115 Tranquille this spring & summer from 3 to 7 every Friday. Drop in! If you’d like to sell books there, contact Alex McGilvery at thecelticfrog@gmail.com . Advertisements

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Surrey International Writers’ Conference 2018 registration opens

The time is coming! In just TWO WEEKS, #SiWC18 [Surrey International Writers’ Conference 2018] registration opens. Have you marked your calendars and set your reminders? Wednesday, June 6 at NOON Pacific, we open the doors at http://www.siwc.ca/registration.     Last year, we were 50% sold out in the first 24 hours. Please plan to register …

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Coming April 28 to North Kamloops Library: Canadian history, mystery, & adventure. It would be great to see you there.

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Poetry & short story opportunity

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba invites submissions of poetry and short stories. You don’t need to be of Icelandic descent to submit. https://www.icelandicfestival.com/festival-events/contests/poetry-short-stories

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Describing your book in a query letter to a publisher

How do you describe your book if you’re writing to a publisher about possibly publishing it? Good article here: https://tinyurl.com/y7fub56d . Author Sylvia Taylor will speak about building better query letters at the Okanagan Valley Writers Festival. It happens April 6-8 in Penticton, BC. More info at https://okanaganvalleywritersfestival.com/ . I [Elma Schemenauer] will speak at …

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Schemenauer Writing Awards: Deadline March 21, 2018

The Spring Equinox is fast approaching. So is the March 21 deadline for the 2018 Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards. Details below. For more info and to read the winning entries from 2017 and 2016, please visit. http://elmams.wixsite.com/awards . TWO CATEGORIES OF AWARDS Writing with a Kamloops Theme Writing Showing an Appreciation of …

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Making the most of a critique on your writing

How can you make the most of a critique on your writing? Here’s a good article from Writer’s Relief: https://tinyurl.com/ycnhwux5 . WORKING WITH EDITORS AND CRITIQUERS is the topic of one workshop Elma Schemenauer will give at the Okanagan Valley Writers Festival April 6-8, 2018, in beautiful Penticton, BC.

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Canadian history, mystery, & adventure in BC Interior libraries

Elma Schemenauer is scheduled to visit some BC Interior libraries to talk about her book YesterCanada: Historical Tales of Mystery and Adventure. On Saturday March 17, Elma Schemenauer will speak at the Clinton Library at 10:30 AM, and at the Ashcroft Library at 1:30 PM. On Saturday March 24, she’ll speak at the Cache Creek …

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Kamloops Creative Community

A newish Facebook community focuses on Kamloops & area people involved in & interested in the arts. They define the arts broadly, including writers, poets, etc., etc. You may want to check it out & perhaps join. It’s here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/254058371707331/about/ .

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This may interest writers of prose poetry

Discussion of prose poetry http://www.portyonderpress.com/the-prose-poem.html   Info on free-to-enter prose poetry contest: http://www.portyonderpress.com/the-christine-prose-poetry-award.html

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