February 2020 Meeting

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

7:00 to 8:45 pm

Joelene Heathcote

Going to Press: Navigating the Machine of Publishing

Join us for an informative session on how to publish in literary journals, online magazines, submit to writing contests, query a publisher, or pitch your book. Learn what goes into your author bio, your cover letter, your book synopsis. What are the pros and cons of publishing with trade publishers, and with vanity presses? Hear about other ways writers contribute through their work. Discuss how we stay connected, engaged, and contributing to the community. 

Joelene Heathcote has published widely and won international awards for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction essay. She has been included in anthologies in Australia, Portugal, and Canada. The author of two books of poetry: Inherit the Earth, and What’s Between Us Can’t Be Heard (a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award), Joelene has been included in several anthologies including Forcefield–An anthology of 77 women poets, Breaking the Surface, and Water Stone.

Joelene has taught creative writing courses at Vancouver Island University, Royal Roads
University, and the University of Victoria for more than fifteen years. Joelene is a writer, teacher, and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with training in Narrative Therapy. For more information and to register for upcoming www.joeleneheathcote.com​

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All members are encouraged to display their published works or related services around the room. Tables are supplied.

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