EVENT LISTINGS: January 2013

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January 12, 2013: EAC-BC seminar: Editing Fiction

Behind every great novelist and short story writer there is a great editor. In this seminar, acclaimed author and writing teacher Caroline Adderson will share techniques to help you bring out the greatness in your writers, from dazzling openings to moving endings and the whole story in between, including effective plotting, pacing, and dialogue.

She will also offer advice on the all-important writer-editor relationship.

About the instructor: Caroline Adderson is the author of three novels (A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, The Sky Is Falling), two collections of short stories (Bad Imaginings, Pleased to Meet You), as well as six books for young readers.

Her work has received numerous prize nominations, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.

She lives in Vancouver, where she teaches in the Simon Fraser University Writing and Publishing Program.

  • Time: 9h00–16h00
  • Cost: $120 for EAC members who register by December 21, 2012 (after: $140); $180 for non-members who register by December 21, 2012 (after: $200)
  • Location: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 2245 , Vancouver
  • Registration: closes January 4, 2013, at 17h00


January 16, 2013: EAC-BC meeting: The Making of a Profession: Why Do Editors Need a National Association?

Speaker David Harrison asks what it means and what it takes to be a professional in your field—in fact, any field. Are editors there yet?

David will bring you some fresh, first-hand impressions of what EAC is doing at the national level to support editors and help advance the profession. He’ll talk about topics of member interest that are being addressed nationally and ask what you really want your national representatives to be doing on your behalf.

About the speaker: David Harrison is an experienced business and academic editor. He also worked for 20 years in the accounting profession, where he had to explain and defend professional accountants’ interests to lawyers, legislators, and judges. A long-standing EAC-BC member, David was branch secretary in 2010–2012 and is this year’s secretary of the National Executive Council.

  • Time: 19h00–21h00
  • Cost: free for EAC members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students with valid ID
  • Location: YWCA on Hornby, 535 Hornby Street, Welch Room, 4th floor, Vancouver
  • Registration: at the door


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