When Words Collide 2019

June 24, 2019 | Event
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Konn Lavery at When Words Collide 2019

I am pleased to say I will be participating at When Words Collide this year. I will be offering: A presentation DIY Graphic Design for Authors, A How to Speed through NaNoWriMo talk, and be on a horror panel. I will also be participating in the signing session.

Review the program guide for exact times.

When and Where:

August 9-11, 2018
Delta Calgary South,
Calgary, Alberta

Learn the full program at the When Words Collide website.

Speed through NaNoWriMo 2019
November may seem way off into the future, but now is the time to plan. In this workshop you will learn techniques to help you succeed at reaching that first draft of 50,000 words in 30 days (or less). We will look at methods of planning, reference material,and the power ofwriting sprints during NaNoWriMo.

The Resurgence of Horror
Chris Marrs, Colleen Anderson,Konn Lavery,Rena Mason
With books such as Bird Box and The Silence being made into successful Netflix films, The Little Stranger and Stephen King’s It and Pet Sematary intobox-office movies, and classics like Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle into series, horror is experiencing a resurgence. Tor has recently announced they are launching a new horror imprint. Popular horror of now is not what it was in the 80s and 90s with slash and gore cheese.

D.I.Y. Graphic Design
Authors are required to wear many hats beyond writing. This includes doing graphic design for marketing material and book covers. How can you craft engaging visual work that reflects the quality of your writing? In this workshop, learn some basic design fundamentals such as typography, colour theory,and layout. You will also be introduced to the various available tools at your fingertips.

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