Sunday, January 11, 2009

Feb 12 Meeting: The Editing Process

Melanie Little of Freehand Books will speak and answer questions on theprocess of working with an editor--from the initial steps of submitting a manuscript through the collaborative editing process in all its stages.

Melanie Little is an editor at Calgary's Freehand Books, publishing the bestin new Canadian fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction. Books she hasacquired and edited have been nominated for the Giller Prize, the McAuslanFirst Book Prize, and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction. She isalso the author of The Apprentice's Masterpiece, a novel-in-verse foryoung adults (Annick Press), and Confidence, a collection of stories(Thomas Allen), a Globe and Mail Top 100 book. Her fiction has appeared inanthologies including The Journey Prize Anthology and Scribner's Best ofthe Fiction Workshops, and she has been shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed,Bronwyn Wallace, and CBC Literary Awards. In 2005-6 she was theMarkin-Flanagan Writer in Residence at the University of Calgary.