Category Archives: Events

Biscotti and Books

The Opening Sky, by Joan ThomasSeptember 26, 3:30. Kingston WritersFest – I’m thrilled to be part of an exciting panel chaired by Jared Bland: Reading Women: Books and Biscotti. Reading and talking with Marina Endicott, Caroline Adderson, Anakana Scofield. The books are real, but is the biscotti? No one’s saying.

Pacing your novel

EadweardMuybridgeHorseinmotionSeptember 27, 2015 – I’m gearing up for teaching a Writers Studio at the Kingston WritersFest, a workshop on “pace.” How important is forward movement in a character-driven novel, and how do we avoid a sense of stasis in novels that value language, emotion, and psychological truth more than external action?  Still a few spots open for this workshop. You can register here.

Hello Sunshine Coast

Picture 0939 September 2015 — 8 PM in the Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt BC. 

I’m so looking forward to talking about The Opening Sky at a reading in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in early fall. What a treat to have a chance to visit that beautiful part of the world again, and to re-connect with the  wonderful people I met at the Sunshine Coast Festival in 2010.