Dear Readers and Writers,
An incredibly exciting literary first is about to take place in Vancouver, and Betsy is proud to be part of it. Room magazine, Canada’s oldest literary journal by and about women, is hosting Growing Room: A feminist Literary Festival, in March 2017. Yes–you read right: a festival that is not only literary but also feminist.
The festival will feature readings, workshops and discussions by an illustrious array of Vancouver writers: Evelyn Lau, Amber Dawn, Carlie Baker, Aislinn Hunter, Hiromi Goto, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Daniel Zomparelli, to name but a few. For a full list, check out Room magazine’s website. Registration is now open, and spots are being snapped up!
Betsy’s workshop at the festival will answer two of the most vexing questions writers ask themselves about their manuscripts. Here’s the description of the workshop from Room‘s online lineup:
The Finishing Touches with Betsy Warland
March 12, 1:30pm–4:00pm | Cost: $15 per person | The Boardroom @ 24 West 4th Avenue
Two of a writer’s most vexing questions are: “Is it finished” and “Who’ll publish it?” Because these two questions arise throughout our writing lives it’s important to find how to navigate them. Learn a method of determining: whether it’s finished (or not); which publication is the best fit; top reasons publishers reject or accept work; and how to give publishers a context for your work. The respected option of self or independent publishing, as an interim or final option, will also be discussed. Open to writers of all levels.