“Ask Me Anything” Facilitator + ParticipantWANL wants to put you in an open forum and let the sparks fly. Our AMA is modelled after the popular Reddit trend of AMA: Ask Me Anything, where users have the opportunity to ask questions directly either live in the moment or by submitting a question in advance. WANL AMA’s will have a select number of questions prepared in advance, with room to take questions “off the floor.”
These events will take place on Facebook Live,
and will be run by WANL’s tech guru via Zoom.
• The ideal candidate to facilitate an AMA would be a person with a deep knowledge of the local writing scene and is able to ask questions on the fly as needed. A journalistic background or relevant past interview experience is an asset.
• The ideal participant to answer these questions in the AMA would also have a vast wealth of knowledge and be willing to candidly chat about the local writing scene, as well as their own work. Preferably, the candidate will have some potentially new or newsworthy items to discuss, such as a new book, upcoming event, a work in progress, or something along those lines.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A PLAYLIST OF OUR SPRING 2020 AMA EXPERIENCES.
👥 Ida Linehan Young, author of “Being Mary Ro” (2018), “The Promise” (2019), and “The Liars” (2020), facilitated by Carleton Journalism Masters graduate Michael Smith.
👥 Jenny Higgins, author of “Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster” (2014), “Newfoundland in the First World War” (2016), and children’s book “Agnes Ayre’s ABC’s of Amazing Women,” and Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award winner (2017), facilitated by actress and writer Elizabeth Hicks.
👥 Brad Dunne, 2019 shortlisted author for WANL’s 2019 A Nightmare on George Street spooky story writing contest, author of “After Dark Vapours,” and contributor to “Terror Nova,” facilitated by The Telegram journalist Andrew Waterman.
👥 Trudy Morgan-Cole, writer, teacher, and author of “By the Rivers of Brooklyn,” “That Forgetful Shore,” “A Sudden Sun,” “Most Anything You Please,” and more, facilitated by 2020 Fresh Fish Shortlisted author Olivia Anne Robinson.
👥 AJ Ryan, editor, writer and twice consecutive winner of WANL’s Annual Valentine’s Day Romance Writing Contest, facilitated by author, editor, and illustrator Claire Rouleau.
What to submit:
• a resume detailing your knowledge/expertise
• a comprehensive overview of the topic you feel qualified to discuss, and why
• any advance questions that you’d like to answer or ask during the panel