Salmon Arm set to host annual writers festival

Registration has opened for the annual Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival in Salmon Arm.

Writers will have access to skill development workshops and open forums with presenters, which include: Karen Autio, Brenda Baker, Nancy Bell, Norma Charles, Anthony Dalton, Gail Bowen, Linda Kidder, Robert Mackwood, Judy Millar, Kat Montagu, Jonas Saul, Bill Stenson and Louis Thomas.

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Workshops will cover a range of topics, including non-fiction, meaningful dialogue, young writers, comedy writing, point of view, screenplays, working with freelance editors, self-publishing, literary fiction, writers’ block and script analysis.

The event hosted by the Shuswap Association of Writers also includes blue pencil sessions, where writers can discuss their work with a professional.

An event open to the public called Café Lit will kick things off on Friday, May 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Balmoral Room of the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Northeast Harbour Front Dr. in Salmon Arm. Those attending will get a chance to hear readings and mingle with the festival’s presenters. Admission to that event is $20.

To register or for more information, go online to Early-bird registration rates will end on April 30.

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