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    • 1 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (PST)

    Disappointed you missed Ev Bishop's popular webinar on marketing and promotion from a small town? Looking for editing tips from Darling Axe senior editors David Brown and Michelle Barker

    You can still access one of our popular Sunday webinars if you did not get a chance to participate live. Recordings of all past webinars can be viewed here. You just need to create an account to access the Teachable platform. Recordings are accessible for the discounted rate of $12 (live webinars are $20). 

    Webinars available include:

    Rearranging Words - with Darling Axe senior editors Michelle Barker and David Brown

    The Monster - errr, ART - of Marketing & Promotion from a Small Town - with author Ev Bishop

    Understanding the Publishing Landscape in 2020 - with author Barb Drozdowich

    5 Tips to Improve Your Confidence in a Social Media World - with author Barb Drozdowich

    • 6 Aug 2020
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online via Zoom

    Email fbcw.islands@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invite for this event

    • 17 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Fernie Alpine Resort

    Fernie Writers Conference Opens Registration
    with a discount for Federation of BC Writers members

    In spite of cries of doom and gloom, the Fernie Writes Conference is moving ahead with the week-long Conference opening on August 17th, 2020. With this they hope to bring a bit to normalcy to the months ahead.
    The Fernie Writers Conference brings award winning authors to Fernie Alpine Resort to lead one-week, four-day, and three-day intensive writing workshops.
    This year the Conference Workshop leaders cross a broad spectrum of the writing community. Pam Houston brings her personal touch and intimacy to writing a memoir. John Keeble, author of acclaimed novels, brings his storyteller’s touch. Tom Wayman, crossing poetry, short story and novel, bring the journeyman’s tools to his workshop. Sid Marty. What can you say? A rancher, a conservationist once banned from all Alberta parks, Sid brings his emotional words. Sue Purvis and Sara Fish offer a mix of writing critique with lessons in getting it done. We have playwright/SAG actor, Rod MacIntyre to teach how to tread to boards. Jayme Moye takes her Banff Award winning ways and shows how to break into the magazine world. If you need to broaden your skill set, Harry Kerker will bring photography into your bag of tricks. For the Youth Sessions, Danielle Gibson is back to guide their words.
    There are editors and agents sliding in during the week. A panel discussion every afternoon and a performance every night.
    Federation of BC Writers receive 10% off tuition. Registration is easy with a small completely refundable deposit.
    Graze through the offerings and find one that works. We will be adding a couple more sessions in the coming week.
    Or just come up for a day or two and sample the atmosphere.
    For more information: t.keith.liggett@gmail.com

    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • On-line webinar via Zoom
    • Wherever you are in your writing career, Bill outlines foolproof strategies to maximize your book’s success. Gain the tools to brand, promote and market your book and enjoy doing it!

      Indie author Bill Arnott turned his first book, Wonderful Magical Words, into a Canadian bestseller. His latest self published work, WIBA 2019 Finalist Gone Viking: A Travel Saga has been acquired by traditional publisher Rocky Mountain Books with Heritage Group.  He knows the ins and outs of self-publishing as well as working with a publishing team.

      Join Bill in his engaging workshops to sharpen your plan for success as a writer. These webinars give you access to compressed versions of Bill’s multiday workshop series.

      Webinar Attendees will receive electronic resource kits, filled with information and reference material for your ongoing marketing, and a commitment from Bill to promote YOUR work.

    • Sept 13, 2020 – The Power of Cross Promotion

    • ·      Marketing essentials – promoting books AND your author brand.
    • ·      Leveraging your marketing – optimizing free publicity.
    • ·      Building your presence – in person and online.

    Bill has degrees in marketing and finance with fifteen years of successful writing to his name. He’s been awarded for his prose, poetry, and song. Bill’s written four nonfiction paperbacks, twenty-four mini books on personal success and two novellas, with dozens of poems and articles published in literary journals, magazines and anthologies. Bill prides himself on doing good work, taking none of it too seriously, and delivering his very best at every presentation. https://www.amazon.com/author/billarnott_aps  @billarnott_aps

    To purchase a ticket visit EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-power-of-cross-promotion-tickets-99600929060


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