Thursday, April 5
The Almanac 10351 – Whyte Avenue
Presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Four writers each present a mock pitch to a publisher in front of an audience to demonstrate how a typical (or atypical) publisher meeting might go for them. Followed by a Q&A.
The esteemed writers in the hot seat are:
MYRL COULTER, award-winning author of three books, most recently The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories (University of Alberta Press 2017).
LISA MARTIN, award-winning poet and essayist. Her most recent book is Believing is not the same as Being Saved (University of Alberta Press 2017).
DARRIN HAGEN, award-winning playwright, actor, sound designer, composer, performer, director and TV host. He is currently Edmonton Public Library’s writer in residence.
MICHAEL HINGSTON, journalist and best-selling author. His next book is about Calvin and Hobbes, and will be published by ECW Press in the spring of 2018. He is currently Metro Writer in Residence.