Wild Writers 2017 Full Program

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Friday, November 3 @ 7:00pm – CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo:

Friday Night Showcase with Alison Pick and Kathleen Winter in Conversation with Craig Norris

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

$15 (+13% HST) at the door 

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Saturday, November 4 – Balsillie School of International Affairs (CIGI campus)
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo

8:30 – 9:30 am:

Registration opens

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Young Creators Masterclass with Carrie Snyder (for writers aged 13-17) – $40 (+13% HST) at the door 

9:30 – 10:50 am:

Crafting the Poem with Evelyn Lau – $25 (+13% HST) at the door

The Publishing Panel: The Joy of Litmags with Emily Donaldson, Laurie D. Graham, Anna Ling Kaye, and Pamela Mulloy. Susan Scott as Moderator – Free!

First Word, First Sentence, First Paragraph with Robert Rotenberg – $25 (+13% HST) at the door 

11:10 – 12:30 pm:

Writer’s Craft Class: On Character with Alison Pick – SOLD OUT

The Shape Shifters: Writing in Multiple Genres with Pasha Malla, Evelyn Lau, Amanda Leduc, and Fiona Tinwei Lam. Anna Ling Kaye as Moderator – Free!

Displacement Narratives Panel with Zainab Mahdi, Masa Torbica, Kyle Edwards, and Bethlehem Gebreyohannes. Lamees Al Ethari as Moderator – Free!

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Book Signing and EVO Kitchen Boxed Lunches

1:30 – 2:50 pm

Writer’s Craft Class: Interactive Possibilities of Creative Nonfiction with Betsy Warland – $25 (+13% HST) at the door

The Fiction Panel with Lori McNulty, Alicia Elliott, Trevor Corkum, and Rebecca Rosenblum. Claire Tacon as Moderator – Free!

The Art of the Shelfie: Marketing Yourself as a Writer with Amanda Leduc – $25 (+13% HST) at the door


Poetry Masterclass: Recklessness and Revision in Poetry with Chris Banks – $40 (+13% HST) at the door 

3:10 – 4:30 pm

Finding Home: Stories My Father Never Told Me with Tamas Dobozy and Pasha Malla – $15 (+13% HST) at the door

Wild Writers Nonfiction Panel: Risk, Rejection, and the Personal Essay with Kyle Edwards, Alicia Elliott, Susan Olding, and Betsy Warland. Tasneem Jamal as Moderator – Free!

Childhood and Intuition as Literary Inspiration with Kathleen Winter – $25 (+13% HST) at the door 

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Book Signing

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Saturday, November 4 @ 7:00pm – Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21
21 King St.N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W6

Speakeasy: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

A Conversation with Stacey May Fowles and Bill Pegg
+ Bruce Johnstone as MC
+ Live Music from Shannon Lyon


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Sunday, November 5 @ 10:00am – Rhapsody Barrel Bar
179 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A9

Literary Brunch: Helen Humphreys, Karen Connelly, and Wayne Johnston

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.

$45 (+13% HST) at the door