Workshops & Events

Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile is now available as an ebook from Signature Editions as well through Chapters, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all major online retailers. The print version of this book is available from J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing as well as through bookstores.

WGA PRESENTS: ALBERTA LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLIST AUTHOR READINGS AND CELEBRATION (CALGARY)

Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 pm, Rose & Crown Pub 1503 4 St. SW, Upstairs Private Room

Raise a glass to our 2016 shortlisted authors and enjoy some lively readings and a celebratory evening of literary richness, tapas and fun!  Award winners will be announced at our annual gala on June 4th at SAIT.

Featured readers include: Bradley SomerJane HarrisChristian Bök, Julie Sedivy, Marcello Di CintioAli Bryan and Rose Scollard.

Sunday, May 15, 2:00 pm, Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue

Each year, The Writers Guild of Alberta invites shortlisted writers to meet each other and read from their shortlisted works. This is always a great afternoon that sets the stage for our awards celebration. This year’s Alberta Literary Awards Gala will take place on Saturday, June 4 at SAIT in Calgary. 

Help celebrate the following featured readers: Marilyn Dumont, Diana Davidson, Jane Harris, Beth Graham, Elizabeth Withey, Bradley Somer, and Alice Major.

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Jane will be reading from Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness at the Lethbridge Public Library, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm.Jane Harris

Jane Harris, author of Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile (J. Gordon Shillingford, 2015) will be facilitating a one day workshop, “Is My Writing Good Enough?” at CASA Lethbridge, June 12, 2016. Registrations are now open: http://www.casalethbridge.ca/classes-registration/1058

Upcoming!

What’s Your Story? for Youth, Youth Week Events:  February 15, 2016, CASA Lethbridge, 230 8th Street, South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5H2, Canada. Explore your own perspectives, creating your unique style, rather than copying the style and format of other writers. 

Family Day Workshops: Writing Family Stories and Poetry of Everybody With Jane Harris, 10:00-4:00 pM, Friday, February 19th, 2016, 206, CASA Lethbridge, 230 8th Street, South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5H2, Canada.

Creating Story with Jane Harris 7:00pm – 9:00pm Tuesdays March 22-April 26, 2016 CASA Lethbridge, 230 8th Street, South Lethbridge, AB
T1J 5H2, Canada.

Is My Writing Good Enough? with Jane Harris-Zsovan, Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00 pm, June 4, CASA Lethbridge.230 8th Street, South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5H2, Canada. Nothing short circuits a writer’s ambition like fear of failure, perfectionism, and self-consciousness. Turn these creativity saps into positive energy. 

Also available one-on-one consultations and manuscript evaluations. Dates: Ongoing. 

Past Events:

Author Event with Jane Harris, author of Finding Home in the Promised Land (J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing), January 21, 2016. Shelf Life Books, Calgary, Alberta. Starts 7:00 pm.

Author Event with Jane Harris, author of Finding Home in the Promised Land (J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing), Audrey’s Books10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 3J5, November 20 th, 2015.

Night at the Museum, Galt Museum Store,502 1 Str S, Lethbridge, Alberta, TIJ 1Y4 CANADA November 26, 2015.

Lethbridge Launch, Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile, Chapters, 701 – 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1J 4V7, November 7, 2015.

Multi-Author Event, November 5, 2015, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, Pincher Creek, Alberta, November 5, 2015.

Whistler Writers Festival, October 16-18,2015 in Whistler, British Columbia: View Festival Authors: Program Guide.

Creating Story for Teens with Jane Harris, CASA Lethbridge, 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16:

Do you want to be a writer? This class will get you on your way. Both fiction and non-fiction writers capture readers with story. This class will combine short lessons, activities, writing time, and individual coaching to help you find stories you want to tell, and put them on the page in a compelling way. We’ll explore fiction and non-fiction genres, online writing, and even take a stab at scripts and poetry. We’ll also talk about careers in writing, how to get published, writer’s groups, and educational opportunities.
Use your imagination, senses and fresh writing skills to create stories that are fun to write and fascinating to read. Register Here:   http://www.casalethbridge.ca/classes-registration/678

Creating Story for Kids (8-12years) 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12 $125

Kids! Use your imaginations to create you own stories. This workshop will combine short lessons, games, writing time, and individual coaching to help write your own stories and poems You own great imagination and sleuthing skills will help you uncover story ideas all around you. You will learn how get your ideas on paper, and how to create stories that are fun to write and fun to read to your friends and family. Bring your own lunch and something to write on. We’ll do the rest.
*artist partnership program.  Register Here: http://www.casalethbridge.ca/classes-registration/695

Memorable Characters with Jane Harris Zsovan: Saturday, February 21  1:00 – 5:00 pm $65 + GST
Whether you’re writing about a saint or a sinner, your family history or the next great Canadian novel, readers need an emotional connection to your characters. This is your chance to explore what makes both positive and negative characters tick, and how to make your readers care about what happens to them.
*artist partnership program

Register or more information http://www.casalethbridge.ca/classes-registration/603

Query Letters and Proposals that Get Responses with Jane Harris Zsovan: Saturday, March 14 1:00 – 5:00 pm $65 + GST
This four hour workshop will explore query letter letters and proposals. Participants will write a query letter or start a proposal to an agent, editor or publisher. *artist partnership program

Register or more information: http://www.casalethbridge.ca/classes-registration/620

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