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    Writers' Weekend, 2014

    by Phil

    With the Winter program guide now released, so too is the lineup for Writers' Weekend 2014 - a full day of presentations taking place in Central library's John Dutton theatre on Saturday, February 1. You can register for all six starting December 23.

    Writing and Publishing Fantasy

    10 - 11 a.m.

    Jodi McIsaac, best-selling author of the Thin Veil urban fantasy series, kicks off the day with insight into the craft of writing and the new world of publishing.

    Don't Lick the Minivan! The Art of Humour Writing

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Leanne Shirtliffe, award-winning humour blogger, Huffington Post contributor and author of Don't Lick the Minivan shares her take on humour writing and writing about real life.

    Ask the Publisher

    12 - 12:30 p.m.

    Lyn Cadence, public relations strategist, publicist and coach with Frontenac House, answers your questions about what publishers do and how publishing works.

    Breaking Into True Crime

    1 - 2 p.m.

    Rob Tripp, award-winning journalist and bestselling crime writer, author of Without Honour: The True Story of the Shafia Family & the Kingston Canal Murders, gives us a behind the scenes look into the world of true crime reporting and writing.

    Screenwriting 101

    2 - 3 p.m.

    Want to see your story on the big screen? Join award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Geo Takach, author and director of Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up? for an inspirational introduction to screenwriting.

    Mike's Bloggity Blog: Blogging with the Best!

    3 - 4 p.m.

    Mike Morrison, creator of Mike's Bloggity Blog takes us into the world of Canadian entertainment blogging and the power of blogging to support our community.

    On top of expert presentations, the 'Weekend will also feature a Resource Fair showcasing more than 10 local writing groups. Stay tuned as we approach February for a closer look at this year's presenters and everything the day has to offer.