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About When Words Collide
- To bring together the literary community, both readers and writers,
in Calgary and beyond, for a sharing of information, for learning, and
to build a sense of community.
- To bring a wide variety of writers together to share tips and information
- To appeal to readers of many genres : Mystery, Science Fiction and
Fantasy, Romance, Literary, Historical, Western, Film scripts,
- We would like a broad presence of local writers and other experts
not only attending, but participating on panels.
Date and Place
August 9-11, 2013, Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta.
Guests of Honour
Patricia Briggs (Historical Fantasy, Fantasy), Barbara Fradkin
(Mystery), Michael Cassutt (Screenwriter, SF, non-fiction),
D.B. Jackson (David B. Coe) (Historical Fantasy), David B. Coe (Epic Fantasy),
Shirlee Smith Matheson (Children's, YA, non-fiction), Jamis Paulson
(Editor, Turnstone/Ravenstone Press).
Four concurrent streams of programming, including panels of speakers
debating topics on:
- Art (cover / interior)
- Kaffe klatches (meet a Guest of Honour or other author in a small
- Pitch sessions
- Blue-pencil café
- Merchant's Corner
Merchants' Corner for local booksellers, publishers and writers'
groups to advertise / sell books / display art (fee applies). Includes a
freebie table for affiliate groups to share information and a table for
local authors to sell their books and do signings.
Parties will be held over the weekend as informal
opportunities for readers, writers, Guests of Honour, editors and
publisher to meet and mingle.
Current registration cost is $55 CAD per
attendee (student/senior and child rates available). Registration
cost at the door is higher (see Registration for