WordsFall is our annual autumn meeting that takes place in New Brunswick communities outside the major centres of Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.
WordsFall, the bookend to WordSpring, includes professional development workshops, book launches and open mic readings. It gives members a chance to gather as a community, hone their craft, and share stories before the onset of winter.
WordsFall 2016 will be held in Shediac on November 4-5. Friday evening events will be held at the historic Shediac Railway Station. Saturday’s professional development workshops will be held at the Shediac Multipurpose Centre.
Registration fee for the weekend, including all professional development sessions, lunch and coffee breaks is $85 for members and $110 for non-members. You can pay by PayPal on this page, or mail us a cheque (address is on the registration form). Deadline for registration is November 3rd. Sorry, we cannot accept registrations at the door.
We have reserved a block of 10 rooms at Hotel Shediac at a reduced rate of $129 + HST. Call 1-855-836-6100 and say you are with WFNB. The Hotel is at 222 rue Belliveau St in Shediac.
Come prepared to share and read your work, have fun, and learn! Bring your books to sell. There will be tables in the Railway Station Friday night, and at the Multipurpose Centre Saturday. Email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Terry Armstrong will offer a workshop on self-publishing, focused on marketing. You’ll write a synopsis of and tagline for your project, come up with book cover concepts and titles, and ‘workshop’ these ideas in the group. This is a follow-up to the session Terry offered at WordSpring in Miramichi, but is also a great introduction for anyone wanting to know more about self-publishing.
WFNB member and author Chuck Bowie will host a session on what it takes to find, work with and pitch to small publishers.
NB actor Rebekah Chassé will help you improve your reading before a live audience, using classical acting techniques.
If you’re looking for transportation, or someone to share a room, I may be able to hook you up! Call Cathy at 506 224-0364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.