Monday, July 11, 2011

Love Letters

Hi again, Brian.
Just found out my new book, The Meaning of Children, is a “Hot New Book” at one of my local libraries, the Eleanor London Cote St. Luc Public Library, and learned that 6 people were waiting to read it very exciting!

And I wanted to share some great news I received last weekend: the Professional Writers Association of Canada, a national non profit representing over 650 magazine, newspaper, and corporate writers and freelancers, met in Montreal June 17 19th. Saturday night was our Gala Dinner and Awards night and I won PWAC’s Short Articles Award for "Woman's murder exposes need to raise age for gun ownership," which appeared in the April 20, 2010 edition of The Toronto Star (here).

I was also an honourable mention for the Features Award for my essay “Six Pixels of Separation,” published in Grain magazine. Melissa Martin won in this category with “La lang di Michif Ta-pashipiikan,” which appeared in the September 25, 2010 edition of The Winnipeg Free Press.

I’m still looking for an agent or publisher to help me get the book into the US I’m scouring your listings!
Hope you’re doing well,

Beverly Akerman

Congratulations, Beverly!

I attended your Summer 2010 workshop in Sudbury, "Writing and Revising," and learned a great deal. Since that time I've been doing a lot of both writing and revising.

I'm happy to report my first professional sale. Highgrader Magazine bought my cozy mystery story "Drawn Towards the Light."

Thanks for the great workshop. Look forward to your upcoming Sudbury visit.
Matthew Del Papa

I'll be in Sudbury on Sunday, October 23, to lead my "How to Get Published" workshop. Details here.

See my full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Peterborough, Kingston, Orangeville, Barrie, Sudbury, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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