Monday, September 17, 2007

Edmonton writing workshops

Edmonton--The Canadian Authors Association - Alberta Branch invites writers to gather their words and get down to business at the first workshop of the 2007/2008 season. On Saturday, September 22nd, Albert Branch presents an information-packed double-header, with The Business of Writing leading off the morning, and Non-Fiction: from Concept to Publication wrapping up the afternoon.

Join Deborah Windsor, Executive Director of the Writers' Union of Canada, as she addresses practical topics including publishing contracts; revenue-generating through royalties, readings, residencies, and reviewing; and publishing industry of today-and the future. After lunch, author and speaker Tony Dalton will take you through the stages of preparing a saleable non-fiction book or article. He'll guide you through finding ideas to stunning proposals, through research to structure, to working with your editor.

Deborah Windsor has an extensive background in Canada's cultural and cooperative industries. Her career includes service with the Canadian Television Fund, the provider of funding for Canadian independent television production, and Media Three Group Inc., a marketing consultancy.

Tony Dalton writes non-fiction books about the sea and about exploration. His illustrated non-fiction articles have been published in magazines and newspapers in twenty countries and nine languages. He is the author of BAYCHIMO, Arctic Ghost Ship; J/BOATS Sailing to Success; WAYWARD SAILOR, in search of the real Tristan Jones; and The Best of Nautical Quarterly, The Lure of Sail (with Reese Palley). His latest book, currently in production at Heritage House for release in October 2007 is Against Arctic Odds. Tony is president of CAA's Vancouver branch. For more information on this workshop or the Canadian Authors Association - Alberta Branch, please visit

Workshop: Getting down to business
Presenters: Deborah Windsor and Tony Dalton
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Place: Room 1-22 Education South, UofA campus, Edmonton

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fees: CAA members $30
Non-members: $60=20
Lunch is included with registrations received before September 20th

To register: contact Joe at 423-5477.

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