WANL’s 2019 AGM
November 16-17, 2019
Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17, 2019
Please join us for our 2019 AGM + the election of our 2020 Board of Directors!
Members’ involvement in the AGM is essential to keeping our organization strong and well connected to its membership base.
We would sincerely appreciate your attendance and input on what being a member of WANL means for you.
The AGM is open to WANL members only.
Memberships may be purchased at the door.
Please note that this venue is fully accessible.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2019
11AM – City of St. John’s City Hall Foran/Greene Room
A Brunch of Writers – Meet and greet with other writers over a buffet brunch including scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, tea biscuits, toutons, cinnamon rolls, chilled fruit juices, Jumping Bean coffee & tea.
1PM – City of St. John’s City Hall Foran/Greene Room
Workshop: Developing your Author Brand – Learn about building a social media platform, developing your brand and marketing as it specifically relates to selling both print and electronic books. The talk will include marketing both from the perspective of the author as a brand and the book as a product.
Facilitator: Helen Escott
3PM – City of St. John’s City Hall Foran/Greene Room
Workshop: Making your Word Count – Struggling with finding the time to write? Get the hang of organizing a writing routine including plotting, achieving daily/weekly goals, scheduling and when to start editing. Workshop will include word sprints and have detailed discussions about outlining and plotting.
Facilitator: Edward Riche
7PM – Eastern Edge Gallery
WANL Pitch Wars – Enter for the chance to do a two minute pitch of your project to a panel of publishers at this fun and informal event. Panel includes James Langer from Breakwater Books Ltd., Jerry Cranford from Flanker Press Ltd., Gavin Will from Boulder Books, Matthew LeDrew Engen Books, Victoria Barbour from Black Ink Romance and Marnie Parsons from Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides. Must be 19 years of age and older.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2019
1PM – LSPU Hall Second Space
2019 Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Annual General Meeting
Please join us for our 2019 AGM + the election of our 2020 Board of Directors. Members’ involvement in the AGM is essential to keeping our organization strong and well connected to its membership base. We would sincerely appreciate your attendance and input on what being a member of WANL means for you.
*The AGM is open to WANL members only. Memberships may be purchased at the door.
3PM – LSPU Hall Second Space
Panel: Preparing to Publish & Trends in Publishing
Ready to publish but unsure what that means or how to start? Panelists will discuss how prepare to publish and trends and challenges on querying, editing, traditional publishing or self-publishing and more.
Panelists: Jenny Higgins, Scott Bartlett, Angela Churchill and Tom Moore. Facilitated by Andrew Peacock.
Please note that all venues for the 2019 WANL AGM and Conference are fully accessible.
*HOW TO REGISTER*
Registration for the 2019 WANL Conference gives access to all events at St. John’s City Hall Foran Room on Saturday Nov 16, 2019 including A Brunch of Writers, Workshop: Developing your Author Brand and Workshop: Making your Word Count.
Early bird registration $50 for WANL members only. Deadline Oct 28th at 5pm NST.
After Oct 28th registration $60 and open to non-WANL members. Deadline November 8th at 5pm NST.
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email, dietary restrictions and preferred method of payment: Cash (only accepted in office), email money transfer to email@example.com password WANL19, Square invoicing for VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express or cheque/money order.
Register for Pitch Wars:
Pitch submissions open to pre-registration from WANL members only. Submit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email, writing genre and one sentence description of your pitch with the subject line “WANL PITCH WARS.” Deadline Oct 28th at 5pm NST. Event will be open to the public to attend. Must be 19 years of age and older.
Questions? Concerns? Email email@example.com
Times and Locations
November 17, 2019
Cox & Palmer Second Space
November 16, 2019