Monday, February 15, 2010

“How to Get Published,” April 25, Kingston

An editor and an author tell all
Sunday, April 25
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lions Club, 935 Sydenham Road, Kingston
(Just north of Princess St. Map here.)

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from publishing your short pieces to publishing your book, from writing a query letter to writing what the book publishers want. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Guest speaker Violette Malan writes fantasy novels for adults and short mysteries. DAW Books (a Penguin USA imprint) recently released Violette’s fourth novel: The Storm Witch. Violette has also published short mystery stories in various journals and is the co-editor of Dead in the Water: An Anthology of Canadian Mystery Fiction (Rendevous Press). “The really nice thing about editing a short story collection,” says Violette, “is that you get to slide in one of your own stories, too.”

Violette is the co-founder of the Scene of the Crime Festival on Wolfe Island, a single-day event focusing on Canadian crime writing. She lives in Elgin, north of Kingston, and is represented by Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky Literary Agency. Visit her website here:

Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, 3 copies could be helpful.

Fee: $39.05 plus gst = $41 paid in advance
or $42.86 plus gst = $45 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email

Note: For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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