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WGA Presents: Grant Writing, Getting Published and Working with Editors Featuring Author Lee Kvern (incoming WIR Alexandra Writers’ Centre) and Kelsey Attard (Freehand Books) (Calgary)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

7:00 pm

Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW, Calgary

Welcome to the WGA’s annual interactive session addressing the practical aspects of the writing life: what makes a literary grant application stand out when applying to the Canada Council or AFA?  What are the best approaches to getting your work published in the ever-evolving world of publishing?  What should you expect when it comes to working with an editor?  This special event is designed to answer your questions about the economics and process of the writing life, and what it means to be a writer in 2016.  Bring your questions and take notes!  This is a once annual (free to all) WGA session held at Shelf Life Books.

Kelsey Attard is managing editor of Freehand Books, a literary publisher in Calgary ( She has a Master of Publishing degree.

Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Her short stories in 7 Ways to Sunday have garnered the National CBC Literary Award, Western Magazine Award, Hazel Hilles Memorial Prize, CBC Alberta Anthologies, and Howard’O’Hagan Awards. Afterall selected for regional Canada Reads, and also nominated for Alberta Book Awards. The Matter of Sylvie nominated for George Bugnet and Ottawa Relit Awards. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute, and subTerrain. On-line:,,  She was the 2015 Author-in-Residence for the Calgary Public Library and is the incoming Writer-in-Residence for the Alexandra Writer’s Centre Society (April 2016).

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