Sunday, March 21, 2010

News release: Moncton seminar will help writers become authors

Get ready to get published! Moncton seminar will help writers become authors

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a published author? Then plan to attend the “How to Get Published” seminar on Friday, April 23, in Moncton during the Frye Festival. The seminar will cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teachers creative writing at Ryerson University and George Brown College and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo. But his proudest boast is that he’s helped many of his students to get their first book published and to launch their careers as authors.

As a special option, participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter they might use to interest an agent or publisher in their book.

The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will be held at the City Grill, 2nd floor, 130 Westmorland Street. The fee is $55 for the general public or $50 for Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) members. Participants are asked to register online for the seminar, and all Frye Festival events, through the Moncton Coliseum box office at tickets.moncton.ca.

The seminar is a presentation of PWAC’s Moncton Chapter and the Frye Festival. PWAC’s Moncton Chapter is part of a non-profit support network that represents the interests of 600 writers in Canada’s magazine and newspaper industries. To learn more about the Moncton Chapter and its members visit http://www.monctonwriters.ca/.

The Frye Festival brings the best local, national and international authors, poets, playwrights, graphic novelists, spoken word artists and storytellers to Moncton, New Brunswick, for a bilingual celebration of words. This year, the Festival runs April 19 to 25. Visit http://www.frye.ca/.

Media Contact:
Rayanne Brennan
Vice-President, PWAC Moncton Chapter
(506) 961-3633
rayanneb@rogers.com

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