Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SF Contario

In November, I'll be at SFContario, helping inaugurate this new Toronto science fiction/fantasy convention. I've got a schedule - with readings and everything you might hope for. And here it is:


Friday 8:00 PM Gardenview
Small Press Publishing.
How do you get started in small-press publishing? What's the current
market like and what role does the small press play in it? Why should
writers send their stories to the small press? (Gabrielle Harbowy,
Sandra Kasturi(M), David Nickle,  Rene Walling, Brett Savory)

Saturday 10:00 AM Ballroom A
Getting It Done
Writers share their tips on time management and techniques for getting
to work on the days where nothing is working -- whether it's from
writer's block, a hectic schedule, or sheer ennui - to get the job
done. (Alison Baird, Karen Dales, Elizabeth Hirst,  David Nickle,
Caitlin Sweet(M))

Saturday Noon - Autograph session

Saturday 5:00 PM - Gardenview
Learning to write
Is it possible to learn how to write? Why does Clarion enjoy such a
great reputation when the fact is that two-thirds of those who attend
it never publish a single word professionally? Aren't writer’s
workshops just the blind leading the blind? What should you look for
in a creative-writing course? Will you learn more about writing by
reading the dozen or so good books out there on how to write SF, or by
reading a dozen true classic novels, such as To Kill a Mockingbird and
The Catcher in the Rye (Ed Greenwood, Ira Nayman, David Nickle, Tony
Pi(M))

Sunday 11:00 AM - Kaffeeklatsch

Sunday 1:00 PM - Ballroom A
Will No-one Free Me From This Troublesome Book?
You’re past the halfway point on that novel you’re writing and you
feel like you’ve been working on it forever. Future chapters stand
before you and taunt you in your sleep. How do you keep going to the
end? Writers share their tips on time management and techniques for
getting to work on the days where nothing is working. (Stephanie
Bedwell-Grime, Karin Lowachee, Violette Malan(M), David Nickle)

Sunday 2:00-2:30 PM - Reading.

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