Extras 2018

Some of our presenters are offering extras (one-on-one private sessions, unless otherwise specified) . These are offered outside the main part of the conference, so you won’t have to miss anything you’ve already paid for. Most have costs (which are not included with OVFW registration), but even the free ones must be pre-registered.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and are open to registered OVWF participants only. To register for the conference and any of these extra sessions, please phone the Shatford Centre /Okanagan School of the Arts at 250.770.7668. The number of sessions offered is posted; if those sessions are full, we will add you to our wait list in case a previous registrant has to cancel.

 


ONE-ON-ONES


 

Where Do I Begin?

Carol Daniels2WITH CAROL ROSE DANIELS
$ 10 for 60 to 90 minutes. Friday morning; 2 sessions offered.
You are already a gifted writer. One on one sessions are designed to encourage timid writers and help them find their wings – and inspiration. Then get to work. Bring a pen and paper. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Intertwining History and Fiction

Carol Daniels2WITH CAROL ROSE DANIELS
$ 10 for 60 to 90 minutes. Friday afternoon; 2 sessions offered.
Sometimes life offers us moments which are surreal. This workshop will endeavour to help writers weave the two together – tips on telling secrets that may be real but disguised as fiction. Bring a pen and paper. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


One-on-One Fiction Consultation

jennifermanuelWITH JENNIFER MANUEL
FREE/30 minutes. Friday; 5 sessions available.
A blue pencil-like one-on-one session that focuses on substantive issues like narrative space, use of narrative time and distance, sentence energy, scene architecture, and emotional terrain. Writers may also submit specific questions for discussion prior to meeting. Submit 1000 words electronically no later than 2 weeks before conference; we’ll provide the details when you book your appointment. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Blue Pencil Session

Jonas SaulWITH JONAS SAUL
FREE/30 minutes. Friday morning; 6 sessions offered.

Bring the first four pages—the beginning—of your story.

Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Manuscript Workover

Jonas SaulWITH JONAS SAUL
$49/60 minutes. Friday afternoon; 3 sessions offered.
Blue pencil plus! Send your entire manuscript as a Word document, with a synopsis, no later than 3 weeks prior to the conference; we’ll provide the email address when you book your appointment. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Blue Pencil Session: Fiction

Lorna NicholsonWITH LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON
$30/30 minutes. Sunday afternoon; 4 sessions offered.
Lorna will go through your work ahead of time and come prepared to talk to you about what is amazing about your story and what still needs work. Submit the first 5 pages and a one-page synopsis (ALL double-spaced) electronically no later than 3 weeks before the conference; we’ll provide the email address when you book your appointment. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


All About YOU: Perfecting Your Pitch

Margo2WITH MARGO BATES
$100/60 minutes. Friday morning or afternoon, Sunday afternoon; 6 sessions offered.
Margo knows how to help you develop your pitch. She’s worked on high-profile public relations projects, has a strong base of writing and editing, and is an expert publicist and media relations practitioner. Visit http://margobates.com/menus/the-publicist for details. You’ll receive a draft ten-minute pitch, along with tips on what to include in your five-minute and one-minute-long pitches. You’ll submit your current bio (two pages max.) and/or resume (two pages max.) along with a one-page summary of the work you wish to pitch to an editor or publisher, or the media, no later than 3 weeks before the conference; we’ll provide the email address when you book your appointment. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Blue Pencil/Chat Sessions for Fiction or Poetry

Michelle BarkerWITH MICHELLE BARKER
$30/20 minutes. Friday afternoon; 6 sessions offered.
Submit your work in advance and Michelle will do a thorough edit of it and make recommendations. Michelle’s happy to sit and chat about craft or marketing or whatever else is on your mind. Submit no more than 5 pages (double-spaced) electronically no later than 3 weeks before the conference; we’ll provide the email address when you book your appointment. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Publishing Questions and Non-fiction Pitches

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WITH ROBERT MACKWOOD
$40/30 minutes

Bring Robert your general questions about pitches, proposals, contracts, publishers, distributors, etc.. If yours is a non-fiction project, Robert’s receptive to hearing about it and offering some initial feedback, or pick his brain about anything about publishing and how it relates to your specific non-fiction project or issue, and he will try to steer you towards answers or where to look for them. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Spontaneous Revisioning

sylvia-taylorWITH SYLVIA TAYLOR
$50/45 minutes. Friday & Sunday; only 4 sessions available.
Comprehensive critique about what’s working, what’s not working, how it could work better, in verbal feedback and discussion. Participants bring to session 3 typed pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point, in any genre. Call 250.770.7668 to book.


Prepared Revisioning

sylvia-taylorWITH SYLVIA TAYLOR
$100/45 minutes. Friday & Sunday; only 3 sessions available.
Comprehensive critique about what’s working, what’s not working, how it could work better, in written notes on print out and verbally and in discussion. Submit 5 typed pages, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point, electronically no later than 3 weeks before the conference; we’ll provide the email address when you book your appointment. Call 250.770.7668 to book. 

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