Interested in attending the 2018 Windsor International Writers Conference? You can register to attend here: https://buff.ly/2ozzfWu In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek into Friday’s Schedule:
Friday, July 6th, 2018
INTENSIVE ROUNDTABLES and Panel discussions
7:45 – 8:45am REGISTRATION
8:45 – 9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:00 – 10:00am PANEL #1
Sam Hiyate and agents and publishers
10:00 -10:15am BREAK
10:15 -12:30 ROUNDTABLE No.1
One agent/editor or publisher will lead a table of at these sessions. Each writer presents 500 words and receives critiques from the leaders and their peers. (timer and staff at each table. Presenters must provide copies of their work for every person at the table.) Approximate time per person will be approximately 10-15 minutes per person. Last fifteen minutes will either be a wrap-up by the leaders or they answer questions.
12:30 -1:45pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Enjoy the city. Nearby restaurants have provided pre-conference participants with coupons.
1:45-2:45pm SAM HIYATE (FOUNDER OF RIGHTS FACTORY)
2:45-4:45pm ROUNDTABLE #2
3:00-6:00pm “Wilkommen, Bien Venue –Welcome!
Official registration for conference
NB Those who attended the roundtables are already registered and do not have to re-register.
6:00-7:00pm Dinner: Keynote Speaker Charlie Angus, former NDP leader
Charles Joseph “Charlie” Angus is a Canadian author, journalist, broadcaster, musician, and is the NDP critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs (Youth), and ran as a candidate for leadership of the federal NDP in 2017.
He is the author of seven published books, including an admiring biography of Les Costello, the celebrated Toronto Maple Leafs player who left professional hockey to become a Catholic priest in Timmins. Angus’s fifth book, Cage Call, a photo documentary with photographer Louie Palu, was released in 2007 as part of an award from Portland-based PhotoLucida. His sixth book Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War was short-listed for the Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2013, and was the runner-up for the Best Regional Non-Fiction (Canada-East), Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013.
His latest book, Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of “five teenage girls who kicked ass in history.”
7:00- 8:30pm “CULTURAL APPROPRIATION DEBATE”
Join our panel of professionals in a debate about this hot and timely topic. Some of our panelists will include authors Kimberly Batchelor Davis, Claudia Whitsitt, Heather Majaury and Fred Groves.
8:30 – 11:00pm CASUAL GREET AND MEET and AUTHORS BOOK SIGNINGS!!!!!!
Come schmooze and mingle with fellow attendees and always a favourite pastime SHOPPING for BOOKS! Authors will be on hand to autograph.
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