Friday, February 19, 2010

Mystery Writers' Retreat

Mystery Writers' Retreat

One week. Salt Spring Island. Mysteries. Start writing.

Imagine spending a week with some of Canada’s top mystery writing minds: picking their brains, learning their techniques, and getting the how to’s of writing a successful mystery novel.
In this inaugural residential workshop, some of Canada’s best mystery experts will guide you through the crafting of writing crime fiction. You will work on your own manuscript in progress in one-on-one sessions with faculty advisers and attend group presentations by faculty and guest speakers.

You will be paired with a faculty adviser, who will have seen a sample chapter and outline of your manuscript. The adviser will act as your editor and guide, providing you with daily feedback and work assignments.  

Faculty will include authors Gail Bowen & Linda L. Richards, columnist and lecturer Margaret Cannon, and Dinah Forbes, head of McClelland & Stewart's crime fiction program, as well as guest speakers.

 More information here

[Rumour has it that not only is Gail headlining the faculty at the Salt Spring Island Mystery Retreat, but she will be writer-in-residence for Calgary Public Libraries next fall. If you can't get to the retreat, you may still submit work and get feedback from Gail then.]]