WANL: Workshops and lectures

WANL conferences and workshops

2012 AGM & Professional Development Weekend, November 24th to 25th, St. John's, NL

The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador invties all members, past and present, and anyone interested in the literary arts, to our 2012 Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Weekend, November 24th to 25th, in St. John's, NL. The weekend of professional development workshops, studio tours, and special events is sure to inspire and engage.

This year's professional development workshop roster includes:
    Making Believe (fiction) with Michael Winter
    Uncommon Approach (non-fiction) with Joan Sullivan & Mike Heffernan
    More Poems Than You Can Shake A Stick At with Patrick Warner
    The Folktale as Literary Source with Andy Jones
    Is this Right? Basic Grammar and Usage with Claire Wilkshire
    Happy Accidents - Youth Writing Workshop with Lynette Adams
Professional development workshops will take place on Saturday, November 24th, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, at The Lantern (35 Barnes Road), followed by an informal social at The Ship Pub (265 Duckworth Street).

The 2012 annual general meeting will take place Sunday, November 25th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at The Rocket Room (272 Water Street). Join us for a look back on the past year's activities and the election of the new board of directors, and sign up to volunteer for one of our committees. Following the meeting, join us for an exclusive tour of Running the Goat Books & Broadsides studio. See how these beautiful publications are created, and get a chance to use an 1830's Iron Handpress.

On Sunday, November 25th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, join us as we celebrate the presentation of the 2012 Heritage and History Book Awards at Newman Wine Vaults (436 Water Street). Enjoy a glass of famous Newman's Port (cash bar) and hear the six shortlisted authors read from their nominated books. Co-presented with the Historic Sites Association, this event is free and open to everyone.

For complete workshop schedule, details, and registration, click the 2012 AGM, Professional Development & Heritage and History Awards Weekend registration form. Space is limited, so register today. Early Bird registration ends November 13th.

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Other ongoing or annual programs, workshops and festivals:

MUN Creative Writing Program

MUN Professional Writing Program

Victoria School of Writing

Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts


Maritime Writers' Workshop

The Banff Centre Writing and Publishing Programs

Northrop Frye International Literary Festival

The Harbourfront Reading Series
The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador gratefully acknowledges the financial support of
the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the City of St. John's.