Wild Writers 2016 Program


2016 Full Program

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Friday, November 4 @ 7:00pm – CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo:

Alternate histories with Guy Gavriel Kay
and Rosemary Sullivan

+ winners of The New Quarterly’s fiction, non-fiction, and poetry contests

$10 admission (+ 13% HST) – or free with a print subscription to The New Quarterly OR featured book purchase at Words Worth Books

Saturday, November 5 – Balsillie School of International Affairs (CIGI campus)
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo

8:30 – 9:30 am:


9:30 – 10:50 am:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20
Isabel Huggan
Introduced by Barb Carter

Wild Writers Panel – Free!
The Publishing Panel:Why Small is Big
Dimitri Nasrallah (Véhicule Press), Jim Nason (Tightrope Books), Janice Zawerbny (Former Fiction Editor at Anansi), Pamela Mulloy (The New Quarterly),
Moderated by Susan Scott

Writer’s Craft Class – $20
Building a World: Fantasy Writing

Erin Bow
Introduced by Maggie Clark

11:10 – 12:30 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class – $20
Writing YA Detective Fiction
Angela Misri
Introduced by Maggie Clark

Wild Writers Panel – Free!
What is Lost (or Found) in Translation
Lamees Al Ethari, Michael Crummey, Leonarda Carranza
Moderated by Dimitri Nasrallah

Writer’s Craft Class – $20
What You Know: The Art of Literary Research
Alissa York
Introduced by Pamela Mulloy

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Book Signing and Lunch (Boxed Lunches available for purchase here!)

1:30 – 2:50 pm

Writer’s Craft Class – $20
This is Not My Life: Non-Fiction
Diane Schoemperlen
Introduced by Susan Scott

Wild Writers Panel – Free!
Fiction: Finding Your Voice
Kirsteen MacLeod, Kerry-Lee Powell, Brent van Staalduinen, Sharon Bala
Moderated by Carrie Snyder

Writer’s Craft Class – $20
The Art of Dialogue
Pamela Mordecai

3:10 – 4:30 pm

In Conversation– $10
Writing a Thriller
Susan Glickman, Robert Rotenberg
Moderated by David Worsley

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book Signing

Saturday, November 5 Doors Open @ 7:00pm – The Berlin
45 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A1

Speakeasy Featuring An On-Stage Interview with Zarqa Nawaz

Hosted by Tasneem Jamal
+ Bruce Johnstone as MC
+ Music by Light of East Ensemble

$20 admission (+ 13% HST)

Sunday, November 6 @ 10:00am – Rhapsody Barrel Bar
179 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A9

Literary Brunch with Madeleine Thien, Alissa York and Michael Helm

Moderated by Sharron Smith

Coffee with the authors begins at 9:30 followed by breakfast fare. The writers will discuss their latest work, the writing process, and life as a writer. Intimate, casual, engaging – an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning.

$38 admission (+ 13% HST)