Upcoming Monthly Network Meeting Speakers…
NEXT: October 14th – Andrew F. Sullivan
November 4th – Eva Stachniak
Andrew F. Sullivan at the October 14th Monthly Network Meeting & Mini-Workshop!
A History of Violence
Exploring Canada’s tendency for reflection and redemption when it comes to a history of violence, Sullivan’s talk will discuss the challenge of writing what can’t be named and the difficulties inherent to creating unlikable, even awful characters. Sullivan’s talk will also explore how the body itself can provide a key starting point for any story and how every scar creates an opportunity for narrative. As Quill & Quire says, “Sullivan’s medium is blood.”
Mini-Workshop: Those Spectacular Set Pieces
You don’t remember everything. Memory is a fickle thing, but there are certain moments people don’t forget, whether in their own lives, a movie, a novel or a even a short story. Creating these moments requires set pieces, larger than life moments that anchor you and stick with the reader long after they’ve set the pages down. This mini-workshop will focus on creating these moments in fiction–the spectacular set pieces you remember long after everything else has faded away. Register for the Mini-Workshop when you register for the October Monthly Network Meeting (RoundTable).
About Andrew F. Sullivan
Andrew F. Sullivan is from Oshawa, Ontario. He is the author of the novel WASTE (Dzanc Books), named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, CBC Books, and The Writers’ Trust in 2016 and described as “one of the most violent novels CanLit has ever seen”by the CBC. His short story collection All We Want is Everything (ARP Books), was shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Short Fiction and named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe & Mail in 2013. Sullivan’s fiction and criticism haves appeared in places like the National Post, Hazlitt, TIFF, The Globe & Mail, The New Quarterly, PRISM, Riddle Fence, Longform, and other publications. Sullivan now makes his home in Toronto. http://www.andrewfsullivan.com/
Every month, we welcome industry professionals as guest speakers for our Monthly Network Meeting. You can always expect to learn something from the writers, agents, and editors who visit the WCDR.
|August||On hiatus 'til September!|
|September 9, 2017||Shannon Webb-Campbell: The Power and Hazards of Story, and What it Means to Write What We Know in Our Bones, Bodies and Hearts||Shannon Webb-Campbell:Mini-workshop - The Infinite Power and Responsibility of Storytelling|
|October 14, 2017||Andrew Sullivan|
A History of Violence
|November 4, 2017||Eva Stachniak - Transforming Archival Material into Fiction, Effectively Writing About Inspirational Historical Figures, and Developing the Fictional Voice||Eva Stachniak
Setting in Historical Fiction
|December 9, 2017||Pro Panel & Gift Giveaway||No Mini-Workshop|