2015 WFSC Writers Conference - A resounding success!

05/02/2015 8:00 am
05/02/2015 5:00 pm
REGISTRATION STILL OPEN - REGISTRATION STILL OPEN.
SIGN UP 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM SATURDAY MORNING! 
 
2015 is a big year for the WFSC - we celebrate 10 years!! 
 
Saturday May 2, 2015 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Community Centre meetings rooms 1 - 5 inclusively 
401 Festival Lane 
Sherwood Park AB 
 
Save the Date - promotional post card WFSC Conference May 2 2015
Your conference dollars are going to go far this year as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a full schedule of writing sessions. We welcome presenters back to our Conference who have supported us over the years and bring their experience and expertise to you. 
 
The full day session includes: 

 Coffee, water, and break snacks 

 Keynote speakers - one in the morning and one in the afternoon

 A choice of 3 sessions running concurrently over the morning and afternoon 

 A Q & A Panel on Publishing 

 Enter draws and bid on some great silent auction items!

*lunch not included but enough time is allowed for participants to go out or bring own.

 DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM FROM BELOW AND MAIL IN.  

 Members: $80.00 - PAY ONLINE HERE
 Non-Members: $100.00 - PAY ONLINE HERE
 
***EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE -closed- your name is entered for a chance to win one of 3 $100 writer's gift baskets. 
 
Thanks again from the WFSC - we look forward to seeing you there!   
 
  
WFSC 2015 WRITERS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 
TIME       ROOM              TOPIC                                                                                                                                  PRESENTER  
8:00 - 8:45 REGISTRATION ROOM 2 & COFFEE ROOM 5 
8:45 Opening Remarks - WFSC & Mayor Roxanne Carr
ROOM 2        
9:00 - 9:30 OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Glenda Sheard     "Make Your Title Talk"   
ROOM 2                                                
9:30 - 9:45  BREAK      
9:45 - 10:45 CONCURRENT SESSION 1  
ROOM 1   RHONDA SKINNER   
  TOPIC: Self Editing    
ROOM 3   NATASHA DEEN  
  TOPIC: YA - What's In - What's Out - Swearing, Sex? 
ROOM 4   BILL ROBERTS  
  TOPIC: Screen Writing and Finding Venues
10:45 -11:00 BREAK      
11:00 -12:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 2  
ROOM 1    JUDY SCHULTZ  
  TOPIC:  Writing Your Dreams on the Road
ROOM 3   SHIRLEY SERVISS  
  TOPIC:  Writing for the Health of It   
ROOM 4   WFSC BOARD DIRECTOR
  TOPIC:  Your Lifetime of Stories
12:00 - 1:00 BREAK Visit Trade Tables  Author book signing
ROOM 2 AND 5    Promote Silent Auction   Award early bird prize 
Q & A PANEL 

JUDY SCHULTZ, DANIELLE METCALFE-CHENAIL, LINDA J. PEDLEY 

   
1:00 - 2:00   TOPIC: Publishing     
2:00 -2:15 BREAK      
2:15 -3:15 CONCURRENT SESSION 3  
ROOM 1   DANIELLE METCALFE-CHENAIL
  TOPIC: Telling True Stories - Researching, Writing & Selling Your Non-Fiction
ROOM 3              DR. GWEN E. MILLER-MCKINNON PHD
  TOPIC: Poetry & Philosophy & Life's Questions
ROOM 4   EILEEN BELL
  TOPIC: Speculative Fiction - Submissions
3:15 -3:45 BREAK       
3:45 - 4:15 KEYNOTE:  TAMAMA MARTIN-SPADY
ROOM 2                            "The Dream is Free ~ The Hustle Costs Extra"
         
ROOM 2        
4:15 - 5:00 Draws, Presentations, Thank you and wrap up  
  Silent Auction closes - pick up and pay for items
 5:00 Trade show ends     
5:00 - 6:00  CONFERENCE CLEAN-UP  
 

Help us make this the best year ever! Volunteer. Participate. Sponsor. Be a part of our history and the celebrations. We look forward to another 10 years - supporting writers "any age, any stage... of their writing career."

TRADE VENDORS - download your registration form below - we'd love to see you at our conference supporting the literary arts!  

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Conference Registration 2015.pdf286.04 KB
Trade Show & Sponsor form 2015.pdf281.5 KB