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Pitching Your Book

Pitching Your Book

How do you write a pitch letter that stands out? What should you emphasize? How do publishers make their decisions? Longtime publisher and editor-in-chief Michael Mirolla gives practical tips on how to present your work in the best light when pitching to publishers. Participants are encouraged to bring a pitch letter that they have written (work-in-progress welcome) to the workshop, where they will receive feedback.
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Battling Entropy

Battling Entropy

I don’t think too many authors get to say this: My first evening as writer-in-residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House was spent handing out treats to Star Wars characters, angels and demons, princesses and overlords—and the odd caterpillar or two. The perfect match...

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An Evening with Marco Fraticelli

An Evening with Marco Fraticelli

On Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 to 9pm, Montreal poet, editor, and publisher Marco Fraticelli will present his two latest books of haibun (a combination of haiku and prose). 
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Breaks Are Part of the Writing Process

Breaks Are Part of the Writing Process

Sometimes the writing flows. And other times, it’s a grind. One of the most things I’ve learned is that it is important to take breaks. Recharging is part of the writing process. The next time you’re feeling frustrated because the words aren’t coming, just take ten...

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