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.
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 wordonthelakewritersfestival.com. Early-bird registration rates will end on April 30.