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Taking Notes

Writing Workshops hosted by acclaimed writers

Thank You For Your Support

2023 has been a big year for LitCon and we are so grateful for everyone who attended out events, shared the word and gave your support this year as we tested out new programming and moved our day of workshops back in person. 

If you are interested in finding out about LitCon but wasn't able to attend, here is a breakdown of what happened. 
Industry Interviews
We started off our LitCon programming with a series of online interviews with industry experts focusing on the more technical side of the writing process. From March 1-9th we hosted four different interviews where we asked these experts audience questions about anything from editing your first draft all the way up to choosing what kind of publishing is best for your book.

March 1st: Editing with Genevieve Clovis
March 2nd: Sensitivity Reading with Kai Cheng Thom
March 7th: Marketing with Ted Barris
March 9th: Publishing with Thistledown's Elizabeth Phillips and FriesenPress' Diane Cameron

On top of these interviews we also did a Manuscript Evaluation Giveaway with FriesenPress where one lucky attendee was able to get their manuscript vetted by a professional editor. 
We were very happy to once again host our writer workshops in person at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre North Studio. On March 18th we had a great turnout of writers from across Saskatchewan come to get advice from our authors.

Into the Mirror-Verse: The Possibilities of Sci Fi Poetry with Neil Aitken
Weaving Teachings Through Children’s Literature with Heather O'Watch
Comic Book Writing with Mark Allard Will 
The Science Behind the Supernatural: Incorporating Paranormal Elements into Your Mystery/Thriller with Helen Power
One on One Interviews
We ended off LitCon by moving back online to conduct one on one interviews between expert Jillian Bell and writers who were still looking for more personalized advice. Each person got 15 minutes to ask Jillian the questions that were still burning in their creative hearts. 
Stay tuned for information about LitCon2024.
"LitCon 2023 was incredibly valuable to me as a writer. Hearing from professionals in the industry, talking about their own experiences and working with them was a great way to spend a Saturday. I look forward to the next one!"
"Litcon was an informative and intimate setting. The workshop experience was was friendly, and engaging, and the presenters were knowledgeable and passionate."
"The LITCON events provide excellent developmental opportunities for writers, especially those in the earlier stages of their endeavors. I highly recommend LITCON!"
"The industry interviews were just what I needed. I want to develop the manuscript I have and make it better and there was a lot of good advice about where to go and what to do after your first draft. The interviews regarding traditional and self-publishing helped me determine which path I want to pursue. Amanda was well-prepared and a wonderful facilitator. She asked great questions and allowed the presenters to share their insights in an exchange that was both professional and personal. Big thumbs up to Amanda and the organizers of this event!"

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