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WWC IS ONLINE AND
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Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
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August 14 to 16, 2020
 
August 14 to 16, 2020
 
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The 2020 Online Edition of When Words Collide
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Aurora Award NomineeMutiple winner of the
Aurora Award
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The October planning meeting will be held online (TBA) on October 11 starting at 10 AM.

WWC IS ONLINE AND FREE THIS YEAR. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

2020
Sep
18
LINK TO OUR ONLINE FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the physical When Words Collide has been postponed to 2021.
Not convinced that an e-festival is right for you? Check out Quill and Ink's interview with WWC guest liaison Cliff Samuels (video: https://youtu.be/Pi2iaRiiiaQ / audio only: https://soundcloud.com/authorsontheair/quill-ink-ep19-cliff-samuels ).
Quill and Ink with Cliff Samuels
Thanks to several sites for pushing our news release and links, including Science Fiction and Fantasy Network in the UK, SciFiPulse.net and blogger Carly Rae Reads (https://heyitscarlyrae.com/2020/07/29/when-words-collide-festival/).

Thank You One and All

2020
Aug
17
On March 11, 2020 a global pandemic was declared that changed the world, and not for the better. Part of that change was the cancellation of large gatherings, including the annual When Words Collide festival. Then, on August 14-16, 2020, a miracle happened. The WWC community came together and put on a 3-day online festival. None of us knew what we were doing, but we reached out to the community, and the community reached back. With 5 tracks of programming, there was lots to choose from. Add to that opportunities to socialize and participate in Blue Pencil Cafe, Pitch Sessions, and 1-on-1 consultations. It was almost like being at the in-person festival. We even hosted the Aurora Awards. (Congratulations to the winners and finalists.) Thank you everyone who contributed to the festival, whether it be as a program participant, online host, or attendee. Thank you for making possible the festival that otherwise wouldn't have happened.

One of the benefits of an online festival is that most of the sessions were recorded. Some are available now. The rest will be made available over the coming days and weeks as they are processed. The Hidden Art Show and Merchants Corner will also remain open for the next little while. Check out the After Festival here.

2020 Aurora Awards Video

2020
Aug
16
For those who missed it, here's a link to the online Aurora Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

That's All, Folks!

2020
Aug
16
Another year, and another When Words Collide has wound to a successful conclusion. Thank you to everybody who went above and beyond to make this year's festival a success despite the pandemic!
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When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children's books, and poetry. Would you like to know more?

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