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Travel Writing Workshop

Travel Writing Workshop

Happy to be back to Halifax on Saturday April 16 to give another Travel Writing Workshop. It will be at WFNS 1113 Marginal Road, close to the Seaport Farmer’s Market from 9:30 am-4:30 pm; $140. April is going to be busy with Memoir session in Saint John  on April 2 (see previous post) and Travel […]

Travel Writing Workshop Jan. 23

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In Halifax, NS, at Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Saturday Jan 23 from 9:30-4:30 Focus: travel writing for print publications, e-zines and blogs. Explore the opportunities, and learn about different kinds of travel writing (advertorial, service, round ups, essays, feature, etc.) Samples provided. You’ll also learn: how to find and analyze markets, […]

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Canada Day happened to coincide with two things: a) our twin grandkids, Lucy and Ellie (3 years and 3 months old) arrived around noon after a trip on the Digby Ferry and, b) it was the first day of The July Project (TJP). Knowing there were some Canada Day celebrations at the Yarmouth South Playground, […]

Friendships

Friendships

I wonder if friendships are made in heaven? Or maybe it’s that when you make a new and fast friend, there’s something heady and heavenly about it. I’m not sure how Melanie Chambers came into my life, but if memory serves, it was a few years ago via the TMAC listserve (Travel Media Association of […]

Q&A with Jamie Simpson for Atlantic Books Today

Q&A with Jamie Simpson for Atlantic Books Today

Jamie Simpson loves old-growth forests. In fact, he’s so smitten that he’s been searching high and low for them for many moons. The result is a narrative guide titled Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Forests, published byNimbus. Simpson has a background in biology, forestry and law, and has worked as a forester, writer and advocate for […]

Travel Writing Workshop–Moncton NB Sept. 27th

Travel Writing Workshop–Moncton NB Sept. 27th

Heading to the zoo! How about you? Seriously, I’m giving a Travel Writing Workshop at the Magnetic Hill  Zoo (Education Centre) on Saturday, Sept. 27. Participants can expect to be immersed into the world of travel writing. The workshop includes: an overview of opportunities, exercises to set practical goals, market information, how to break into travel […]

Book Launch!

Book Launch!

Shameless self promotion here folks so bear with me. A week from today I will be hosting a book signing, reception as part of the launch of my wee book, Maud Lewis and the Maudified House Project–The Story Starts Here. It’s primarily a photo documentary of a special project initiated by the Friends of the […]

WORKSHOP IN PEI: Getting Freelance Savvy

WORKSHOP IN PEI: Getting Freelance Savvy

  Saturday, October 26, Haviland Club in Charlottetown, PEI. This workshop is suitable for both newly-minted freelance writers and seasoned journalists who want to expand their portfolio. Aside from exploring magazine and corporate writing opportunities, participants will also pick up tips on managing the business end of things from how to negotiate and figure out what your time is […]

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