Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Writing Workshops in Kelowna June 4, 2016

I’m scheduled to give 2 writing workshops in Kelowna Saturday June 4. The lowdown is below. If you know people who may be interested, could you please share it with them? Thanks a lot.

Writing Workshops in Kelowna-Penticton-Vernon Area
With author, editor, and publishing consultant Elma (Martens) Schemenauer

Saturday June 4, 8:30 am-12 pm, Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, V1W 3N4. Are you a Christian who writes? Don’t miss these inspiring workshops! Pick up some new skills, polish your craft, and move on with completing your next novel.
WORKSHOP 1: Nonfiction Writers Toolkit - What are the advantages of writing nonfiction, what writing opportunities are available, and how can we communicate faith in secular nonfiction?

WORKSHOP 2: Fictionalizing Real Life - Why and when might we decide to fictionalize real life experiences rather than write them as fact? This workshop will consider reasons and explore ways of transforming real life into fiction.

The workshops are hosted by the BC chapters of The Word Guild, a national ministry which supports writers and editors who are Christian.

Fee $20 plus HST and up including coffee break. Early bird rate available until May 13. Register today at: www.TheWordGuild.com/Kelowna  .  Special thanks to: The Light Magazine for their support.

Elma (Martens) Schemenauer is the author of 76 published books including Salmon, Breadspeed, Language Connections, What It Means to Be Responsible, and Special Canadian Communities. Her latest, the Mennonite novel Consider the Sunflowers, is about love, faith, and family in Vancouver and rural Saskatchewan during the 1940s.

Elma has also edited many books including Mice at Centre Ice, The Writing Programme, Pope John Paul II, and To the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Canadian Bible Society. She worked in publishing in Toronto for many years and now lives with her husband on a sagebrush-dotted hillside in Kamloops. Her website is http://elmams.wix.com/elma .

Elma (Martens) Schemenauer http://elmams.wix.com/elma . CONSIDER THE SUNFLOWERS: 1940s-era novel about love, Mennonites, faith, & family. Set in Vancouver & rural Saskatchewan. Order from Chapters online http://tinyurl.com/ny8smwk or Borealis Press http://tinyurl.com/lfdo9pf  . More info at http://elmams.wix.com/sflwrs  . Book trailer https://youtu.be/sBRuhh1xX7Y .

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