Friday, August 8, 2014

When Words Collide! Here I come!

This weekend is the When Words Collide: A Festival for Readers and Writers in Calgary! It is a weekend packed full of authors, readers and fun! I've attended every year except one (I was moving) since it started!

If you are in Calgary, stop by and say hi!

Some events are only available to conference attendees, but others are open to the public.

Here is my schedule:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Blogmance Panel
2 PM – Yorkshire 2
Victoria Smith, Sarah Kades, Maureen Pyne, Lorraine Paton, Mahrie G Reid (M)
So you’re a romance writer. What the heck do you put in your blog? One hundred and one best sex tips? This vs. that toy? Maybe. Maybe not. Romance authors talk about their blogs, what has made them successful and how they chose their sometimes-salacious topics. Blog readers explain what they like to read and how to catch and keep their attention.

Book Signing at ARWA's Table **OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
From 4 to 5 PM - Merchant's Corner


Friday 8 PM – Yorkshire 1
Join ARWA (Alberta Romance Writers Association) in celebrating this year’s new publications by local authors. During the first hour, authors will be reading short excerpts from their new books!  I will be reading from Chloe's Matchmaking Terrier!  (Yikes! That's tonight! I better get practicing!)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Book Signing at ARWA's Table **OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
From 3 to 4 PM - Merchant's Corner

WWC Mass Autograph Session **OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**
From 8 to 9 PM - Clarence / Phaeton / Surrey

Sunday, August 10, 2014

For Love of the Craft
10 AM – Yorkshire 2
Mahrie G. Reid, Lorraine Paton, Roxy Boroughs, Jessica L. Jackson (M)
The craft of writing is an anchor for some and a compass for others. What is the craft of writing? How has it changed? Where is it going? Where do writers learn their craft? Listen as writers share their relationship with the craft.

Beta Readers, Critique Partners and More
11 AM – Phaeton
Lorraine Paton, Kate Larking, Elisa O’Day, Roxy Boroughs
One of the most important things a writer can do is get feedback on their work, but how do you do that? Writers share their experiences about working with beta readers, critique partners and more. What are some tips and tricks? Who should you ask? How do you deal with positive and negative comments? What should you expect from readers? Is there an ideal number of readers?

Romance Writing, Unplugged
1 PM – Phaeton
Lorraine Paton, Roxy Boroughs, Sarah Kades, Jean Maxwell, Jessica L. Jackson (M)
Ever wish you would have known then, what you know now about the romance industry? What would you tell a beginning romance writer? Why do we choose to write romance? Where is the romance industry now, and where is it heading? An open Q&A about the romance writing world.


Have a great weekend!  I know I will! 


Anonymous said...

It sounds wonderful, Lorraine. I so wish we had something like that in my area. Enjoy yourself!

patonlorraine said...

It was a lot of fun, Mae! You should come up for it! :)