The Writers’ Union of Canada is offering an exciting symposium Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape. The eight-city tour starts in Toronto on February 4. (Sorry if we couldn’t make it to your town this year.)
In Vancouver on March 10, 2011
Simon Fraser University, Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room, Rm 7000, 515 West Hastings
This full-day event is designed to address the creative and financial questions that arise as writers navigate print-based and digital literary landscapes. Writers – unpublished, emerging, or established – will gain an insight into their role in the digitalization of the literary industry.
The symposium also explores the importance of community and the need for writers to develop their own writing community.
Authors Betsy Warland and Ross Laird will illuminate the new landscape of digital literature and publishing and will discuss its impact on traditional modes of creation and publishing. A particular emphasis will be placed on emerging modes of creativity, innovation, economics, and community. Kelly Duffin, the Union’s executive director, will discuss authors’ contracts in the digital age.
Betsy, Ross, and Kelly will assist participants to define and develop their personal and professional strategies to encounter (and enjoy!) the dynamic environments of contemporary writing.