Congratulations to our board member, Jennifer Cockrall King for winning the Dave Greber Freelance Writer Book Award for her book Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution! Her book will be published by Prometheus Books in February 2012. Check out the full story at LitFest, Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival.
Oct. 9, 2011. 9 am – 12:30 pm at the Edmonton Journal More than ever before, news organizations are eager to invite members of the public, sometimes known as “citizen journalists,” to participate in coverage of local events and issues. This presents an opportunity to be published. Journalism, however, involves a particular kind of information-gathering and storytelling. It’s not so much about “writing what you know” as it is “writing what you didn’t know until just now, after asking the questions.” This practical workshop will explore the skills, style and ethics that a reporter would apply to a story, and it will demonstrate how citizen journalists can use those skills to write stories of interest to a wider audience. We will discuss story idea generation, interviewing techniques and story structure, and…
The Unknown Studio, Edmonton’s podcast talk show, interviewed Catherine Kuehne and Peter Roccia of Get Publishing about our recent conference, At the Edge of Print. Here’s a link to that interview: http://theunknownstudio.ca/2011/05/fancy-yourself-a-writer-check-out-the-edge-of-print/
Writers being writers, there has been a lot of buzz in recent days about the At the Edge of Print conference. Here’s a link to two blogs written by people who attended the conference on May 6 and 7. First, http://www.danicanuck.com/2011/05/another-weekend-another-writing.html Then try this one (you have to scroll down a bit to find the Edge entry: http://kimmydonn.blogspot.com/ Oh yeah, we had fun last weekend, and we learned a lot!
At the Edge of Print, the Get Publishing society conference for writers, editors and publishers, drew about 150 people on May 6 and 7, including registrants, presenters and volunteers. It was a great time – stimulating speakers, terrific conversations and networking, good food. We’ll do it again in two years. Here’s what Jennifer Cockrall-King writes about the Edge of Print conference: “What a great conference. I heard over and over again how much people enjoyed it. I met so many new and energizing people, too. My head is spinning.”