Painless Publication: An Advanced Seminar - June 15 2019 in Hamilton

Painless Publication: An Advanced Seminar - June 15 2019 in Hamilton

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No more fear, no more uncertainty, no more confusion. This three-hour workshop with two award-winning writers will help you approach the submissions process with confidence and wisdom. You’ll learn about publishers, contests, journals and grant applications and take the first steps toward getting your work publication ready.

You’ll come away from this workshop with:

  • A comprehensive list of Canadian literary journals, publishers, prizes, and grants

  • A submissions plan that supports your career goals

  • Organization tips for managing your submissions

  • Insight on how to write the perfect bio

  • Confidence when corresponding with editors and other figures within the literary community

  • Advice for dealing with the shadow side of the publication process — fear, imposter syndrome and rejection

  • Peace and reduced overwhelm

This workshop is appropriate for beginners and more experienced writers alike. All genres welcome.


Robin Richardson is the author of three collections of poetry, including Sit How You Want (named one of the best books of the year by CBC), and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, POETRY, The American Poetry Review, The Walrus, Hazlitt, Best Canadian Poetry, and Tin House, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson's work has been adapted to song by Andrew Staniland through The Brooklyn Art Song Society.

Jaclyn Desforges is a Pushcart-nominated writer, editor and workshop facilitator whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, Contemporary Verse 2, Minola Review and others. Her first poetry chapbook, Hello Nice Man, was published by Anstruther Press in early 2019. Her first picture book, tentatively titled Why Are You So Quiet?, will be published by Annick Press and released in 2020. She's the winner of the 2018 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for her short story “The Gall,” and is currently completing her MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m. on Saturday, June 15th


180 James Street South, Suite 402, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4V1


Members: Free with Urban Membership

Non-Members $150

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