WFSC 2018 Writers Conference - APRIL 28th

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CALLING ALL AUTHORS! Join us for our 9th writers conference! Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

The Writers Foundation of Strathcona County invites you to join us for a full day of workshops, displays, information, and connecting with others who share your passion - the written word.

The theme is Get Your Words Out - promotion, marketing, events, social media, and publishing. 

Location: County Hall Conference Room #1 and #2, Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park. AB Google Maps



All session presenters, participants, and invited guests are welcome to attend an evening of sharing featuring the works of 2018 Conference Presenters.

The reading will give participants a chance to hear the authors' published works and open a discussion on writing. The following day conference will build on their experience and writing to bring specific sessions to life. Everyone is welcome - free admission - RSVP to 

Lakeside Village Condominium Recreation Centre 

2 Georgian Way - Sherwood Park AB 

Friday, April 27th, 2018 >> 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Refreshments will be provided.

(Visitor parking available - *note* no on-site road parking. Parking on main street. Centre is just inside the south entrance to Lakeside Village off Georgian Way.)


All participants will be entered into a draw for a gift basket worth $100 (approximately).

Other draws will be made during each session for presenter books and other conference goodies.

A display area will be set up with Authors and other related Vendors sharing their products, services, or just connecting. Stop by each table and have a conversation to find out more about words, writing, and the industry. If you are interested in a table display, please contact us via Tables are $25 each for vendors. Individual Authors can share a table and split the cost.

CONFERENCE 2018 SCHEDULE: watch for more details!

Registration opens 8:30 am with coffee and breakfast pastries.

Workshop 1 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am >> #getyourwordsout Using Social Media - Glenda Sheard

Break >> 10:00 am 

Workshop 2 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am >> Tinker & Tailor: Creating Marketing That Suits You Best - S. G. Wong

Lunch >> 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Panel >> 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm >> Open discussion on the day's topics with questions from the floor

Workshop 3 - 1:30 pm -  2:30 pm >>  3, 2, 1 Launch! - Carla Howatt

Break >> 2:30 pm 

Workshop 4 - 3:00 pm -  4:00 pm >> Plausible Vs. Presumption - Get Your Words Published - Linda J. Pedley

Conference details: 

  • Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be provided. 
  • Please bring your BROWN BAG lunch; otherwise there is sufficient time to visit the library cafe or mall food court. 
  • Please visit the author displays for networking, information, events, projects, and members' books. 
  • Register for a whole day or just one session.

To register, download the registration form below and fill in and email or snail mail to the WFSC address on the form.

Payment options: cheque or money order via mail; pay online using the links to our catalog. Walk-in registrations also welcome.  

MEMBERS - $80.00 

NON-MEMBERS- $100.00 If you wish to become a member, buy your membership first and then register as a member! 

Single sessions - $30.00 Single session registration available. Please indicate your session on the registration form.

If you would like to provide swag for conference attendees we will be handing out goodie bags - provide 40 postcards, business cards, or any other products you wish to share with others. Contact us via email to inquire >> 


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