Fernie to host writer’s workshop

A Gathering of Words, a writer’s workshop based in Fernie, is set to occur next month, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 8.

A Gathering of Words, a writer’s workshop based in Fernie, is set to occur next month, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 8.

Organizer Keith Liggett said that the workshops are aimed at brining renowned authors to the East Kootenay area.

“A Gathering brings award winning writers to Fernie to hold intensive writing workshops. In a workshop setting, a writer learns both to critique other writing and then become a more skilled self-editor,” Liggett said in an email to The Free Press.

There are different workshops available, including three-day and five-day options and on a variety of topics, including screenwriting, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Guest lecturers include Sioux Browning, Mark Kusnir and Tom Wayman and Liggett.

“One of the fundamental intents of the Gathering is to put local writers in workshops with writers with whom they normally would not be able to study,” said Liggett. “In addition, to facilitate that opportunity, we seek scholarships from sponsors to put locals in the workshops.” Local scholarship sponsors include the City of Fernie, Rocky Mountain Publishing, and some local families.

The workshops schedule varies per day, but features panel discussions, one-on-one reviews and readings.

For more information on the workshops and to register, visit Agatheringofwords.ca.

 

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