|Opening Reception & Barbecue Social||
Opening Reception & Barbecue Social
|Moderated Panel: How to Get the Most of a Writers' Conference - Before & After||
Moderated Panel: How to Get the Most of a Writers' Conference - Before & After
It is a given that Writers' Conferences are great for writers to ply their craft under the tutelage of seasoned professionals, but they also help create community. Writers can walk away from the experience with like-minded individuals with which to share ideas and kinship. This panel will discuss ways that writers can...
|A Night of Student Readings & Music||
Student Readings & Music
The opportunity to read work publicly is something that most writers have little chance to do. It can be, however, an important part of the writing process. Audience reaction offers valuable insight into what works in a piece. The Fernie Writers' Conference and Clawhammer Letterpress are pleased to host an evening of student readings, along with a musical performance...
|Poetry at Island Lake||
There are few places more beautiful for a poetry reading than Island Lake Lodge. Set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains,
|Keynote Address - Dogs, Doorknobs and Decorum with Aritha van Herk||
Location Knox United Church
The Fernie Writers' Conference is pleased to welcome Aritha van Herk back to Fernie. She was an instructor for the 2011 Conference and returns to put writers through their paces. Aritha is also set to deliver the Conference keynote address on the evening of Friday, July 20. An engaging storyteller and accomplished author, Aritha's talk will inspire writers and readers alike to look for stories in unlikely places.
Her talk, titled...
As we wrap up Conference week, students are inspired and have fresh, new work. Public readings help to flesh out new ideas and give students a sense of accomplishment. The Conference and The Arts Station are pleased to host this final afternoon of student readings.
|Moderated Panel: What We Read||
Moderated Panel: What We Read
How books end up on bookstore shelves and the focus of book clubs is a bit of mystery to writers and readers alike. How do stores, clubs and publishers decide what everyone else wants to read? This panel will discuss the reasoning behind how choices are made.