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Writers Flock to Surrey For 17th Annual International Conference

Writers Flock to Surrey For 17th Annual International Conference

Hundreds of writers turned out for the 17th Annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference this past weekend to listen to and be taught by writers, editors, publishers and agents from around North America. The conference differs from many other festivals happening at this time of year in that it is geared to educating writers rather than [...]

Surrey International Writers Conference – October 23-25 2009

The 17th annual Surrey International Writers Conference kicks off this weekend with a series of keynote speakers, workshops,  editor & agent interviews and book signings. Speakers include Diana Gabaldon, Gary Geddes, Annabel Lyon and C.C. Humphries. Check back here next week for photos and more from the festival.

Eamonn McCabe – The Working Environments of Writers

Thanks to Grant Mckenzie for sending the link to this BBC multimedia production looking at the recent work of English photographer Eamonn McCabe examining the working enviroments of novelists, biographers and poets.

Bob Stallworthy - In Silhouette, Profiles of Alberta Writers - Interview

Bob Stallworthy – In Silhouette, Profiles of Alberta Writers – Interview

When I first began my project photographing writers, in Calgary in the late 90′s, Bob Stallworthy was my first subject. The photo above is from that shoot. The photograph is included in my first book of portraits First Chapter published by the Banff Centre Press. ————————————————————————————————————————- LP: In Silhouette, Profiles of Alberta Writers is series [...]

Canadian Writers’ Festivals

Fall is the season for the big Canadian Writers’ Festivals so here’s a list of what’s coming up. Today’s the last day for the Winnipeg Festival so you’ll have to start making plans for next year but there’s a lot more upcoming in October. Vancouver hosts the Writers & Readers event October 21-26 at the [...]

Crapspeak, Literary Theft and Texting

In the Globe and Mail, Russell Smith on the movement against ‘crapspeak’, slang used by bureaucrats and those in the corporate world. In the Independent, a travel piece on the village of Deia on Mallorca which was the haunt of bohemian English writers, including Robert Graves.  Timely, in that they also have a piece on [...]

Border Line Ignorance

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a great (small but slowly, slowly growing) section online on Northwest writers that includes a range of writers from novelist Tom Robbins to cartoonist Ellen Forney. Each piece has a sample of writing as well as a video of the writer speaking on a variety of topics. Looking through the [...]