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Story Starters Contest, Raffle, Closing Speaker
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Networking Break
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Manuscript Mentoring: Practice Pitch Sessions
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Festival of Authors (open to the public!)

The exciting evening features: – entertaining interviews and inspiring author readings – opportunities to mingle with Canadian Authors, fellow writers and avid readers – voting for the winnters of our Story Starters Contest – exciting prizes and wondrous magic! All this in a café-style atmosphere with a cash bar and sweet endings.

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Masterclasses

1. Archetypes, Characters & YOU — Donna Morrissey 2. Close Encounters: The Art of Writing Collaboratively — Dale R. Long and Tobin Elliott 3. Creativity KickStarter: Discovering the Power of Play – Heather Tucker Click here for masterclass descriptions.

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Concurrent Workshops

1. Publishing Roundtable – Mark Lefebvre, Jim Nason, Mike O’Connor, Carly Watters 2. INTERMEDIATE: Cultural Worldbuilding – Amanda Sun 3. INTERMEDIATE: Can’t Go Over It, Can’t Go Under It – Farzana Doctor 4. ADVANCED: Watch Your Language – Gwynn Scheltema 5. ADVANCED: Having Faith in Your Writing – Alison Pick Click here for workshop descriptions.

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Cornerstone Award, 1st-Time Published author reading, Lunch Speaker
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Manuscript Mentoring: Practice Pitch Sessions
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Concurrent Workshops

1. From Inspiration to Pub: Fiction Writer 101 – Ruth Walker 2. Writing for Healing – Laura Apol 3. INTERMEDIATE: Add a Little Queer to Your Fiction – M-E Girard 4. ADVANCED: Social Media – Anne MacLachlan 5. ADVANCED: Many Voices: Diversity in Memoir – Allyson Latta Click here for workshop descriptions.

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Opening Ceremonies
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Manuscript Mentoring: Blue Pencil Sessions
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Arrival / Registration
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