Gathering of Words scholarships available

A Gathering of Words have both full and half scholarships still available for applicants who wish to attend the upcoming workshop

A Gathering of Words have both full and half scholarships still available for applicants who wish to attend the upcoming workshop. There is no cost to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarships generously provided by their sponsors—The City of Fernie RMI fund, Rocky Mountain Printing and the East Kootenay Community Credit Union.

A Gathering of Words consists of four writing workshop held at the Alpine Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort. Writers commit to an extended time with an instructor to write, edit and share their work with the idea of improving in a positive and concrete manner.

The opening reception is Nov. 5 at Clawhammer Press. Workshops start Friday morning and end on Nov. 8 There are four specific sessions, including non-fiction, screenwriting, poetry and style workshops. Mark Kusnir is teaching the non-fiction writing seminar, while Sioux Browning is the speaker for the screenwriting workshop. Kusnir teaches at the City University of New York’s writing program. Browning has written for CTV and The Comedy Network, among many others.

Tom Wayman is teaching the poetry workshop. Wayman is a local B.C. poet who has taught across North America. Local resident and event organizer Keith Liggett is teaching the voice and style seminar. .

Registration is now open and workshops  are limited to eight to 10 writers. Tuition includes breakfast and lunch each day and the Gathering dinner Saturday evening.

 

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