Get pencils sharpened for Writers Conference

With just one month to go, aspiring writers can still sign up for courses at this year’s Writers’ Conference.

With just one month to go, aspiring writers can still sign up for courses at this year’s Writers’ Conference.

The Fernie Writers’ Conference is a celebration of writers and writing with courses, readings, panel discussions and other events forming an educational experience for writers and readers alike. The Conference brings award-winning writers from across Canada to instruct, read and present to a diverse audience from B.C. and beyond. The Conference culminates with a two-day festival of writing and reading that is open to all.

The annual Writers’ Conference began in July 2007, and each year has seen an expanded program of workshops and events. It is the intent of the organizing committee to increase the scope and quality of offerings each year in order to reach a broader range of writers of all ages and disciplines.

The Fernie Writers’ Conference strongly encourages participation from the Elk Valley and Columbia Basin areas of BC, but also gladly accepts students from anywhere in order to enrich the experience and diversity of the conference participants. The 2012 Conference runs from July 15 to 21. Registration is open and courses that have space are:

• The Writers’ Way – Fiction with Thomas Wharton

• Inventing Truth: Techniques of Literary Non-fiction with Madeline Sonik

• Fiction – Creating Character with Marina Endicott

• The Unlikeliest Story with Aritha Van Herk

Visit www.ferniewriters.com for more information.

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