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2019 Edmonton Meeting

September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CaRWA North 2019

It’s time for CaRWA North Again! The Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America, one of only five Canadian RWA chapters, has members in British Columbia, all the prairie provinces, Ontario, and Japan!! But our largest non-Calgary contingent is, of course, in or near our sister city of Edmonton. And while we do a lot of work to make our monthly Calgary meetings accessible to our out-of-town members—we record all of our workshops, for example, so members can view them wherever they are—there’s nothing like in-person contact, right?

So. If you’re in Edmonton, or if Edmonton is easier to get to for you than Calgary, and if you read, write, and love romance—or just want to learn from the hardest working, savviest authors in the biz (that’s romance authors) (seriously) (google it) please join us on Saturday, September 28 for four fabulous hours of craft and business development skill sharing and support.

Although an official CaRWA event, our Edmonton workshop is FREE to non-RWA members and non-CaRWA members, so invite your romance writing colleagues who haven’t joined the mothership yet. 😉

Noon to 12:15 Gathering + President’s Welcome, Introduction of Agenda

Coffee, tea, and tiny nibbles will be served, but no lunch, so bring your own.

12:15 – 12:35 Burning Issues, 1:1

Speed Dating, Romance Author Style–a series of quick 1:1 conversations to share with each other the most burning career/craft questions we’re facing right now–and how we can help each other

12:35 – 1:30 Marketing Mayhem, Jigsaw Style

Homework: Come prepared to share one marketing/branding/reader outreach activity you do that works very well for you + one area that you really struggle with and are looking for support on (ONE. You must choose one. “Everything!” is not an option. And yes, you-even you, have one thing that you do well that works for you.)

1:30 – 1:45 Pulse Check + Action Items, Roundtable
1:45 – 2:00 Break

How much coffee have you drank? Take care of that!

2:00 – 2:45 Judith Clark/Ava Hayden on the Writers’ Guild of Alberta

What is it, what are the benefits of belonging, how to get the most out of it if you spring for membership (20 minute presentation, followed by Q&A)

2:45 – 3:00 Coffee / socialization break
3:00 – 3:45 Tracy Cooper-Posey on Productivity

20 minute presentation, followed by Q&A

3:45 – 4:00 Pulse Check + Action Items

What one concrete thing from today can you implement tomorrow to further your career?

4:00 Official end of program; informal socializing and cleanup
5:00 – whenever Dinner…

Early dinner on Whyte Avenue, location TBA—all participants welcome!

Learn More About Our Speakers & Topics:

Ava Hayden: | Judith Clark
Writers Guild of Alberta:
Tracy Cooper-Posey:
Tracy’s Productivity Blog:

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September 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Strathcona Community League
10139 87 Ave NW,
Edmonton,, AB T6E 2P3 Canada
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M. Jane Colette