IN PERSON (with email virtual check-ins) Hot Writer Summer
June 15 & Sept. 14
Instructor: Ali Bryan
MEMBER PRICE: $60.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $80.00
You’ve heard of ‘beach reads’ but what about ‘beach writes?’ The ‘dog days of summer’, but what about the ‘blog days of summer?’ And why ‘make hay while the sun shines’ when you can make stories? No matter where you are writing this summer or in what genre, join Ali Bryan for a Hot Writer Summer kick-off. Set goals, establish a flexible writing practice, enjoy regular check-ins, practical tips and the connection and community of a writing group to help you achieve a productive summer writing cycle. But that’s not all. We’ll celebrate our collective success in a live reading event on September 14, because nothing puts your butt in the writing chair (or lounger) than a deadline and an event. How much will you write? What will you finish and more importantly, what will you read at the end of your Hot Writer Summer?
Hot Writer Summer will kick off with a get-together Wednesday, June 15th, at AWCS where writers will meet to talk about their projects and get tips for staying on track throughout the summer. Check-ins will happen via email with a final reading Wednesday, September 14th.
Ali Bryan is an award-winning novelist and Pushcart Prize nominated creative nonfiction writer who explores the what-ifs, the wtfs and the wait-a-minutes of every day. Her first novel, Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. Her second novel, The Figgs, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and her YA novel, The Hill, was longlisted for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Her short stories and essays and have been published in literary journals and magazines in Canada, the US and the UK. She is a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Emerging Artist recipient and was longlisted for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She has three novels forthcoming in 2023. Bryan lives in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, where she has a wrestling room in her garage and regularly gets choked out by her family.