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Word on the Lake... a festival for all writers


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Introduction

‘Word on the Lake’ runs from Friday evening, May 16th through to Sunday, May 18th 2014. Sessions will include both skill development workshops and open forums with presenters based on questions and answers in an intimate setting.


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  • ON SITE ACCOMMODATION at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Double room for $129.95 (conference rate). Call 250-833-5800.
  • HOSTED ACCOMMODATION for out of town registrants. Click here for more information.

  • BURSARIES AVAILABLE AGAIN: for guidelines and to apply click here

TABLE RENTALS are available for those authors, from outside our local area, wishing to sell books etc, Cost $35. Please contact us by email info@saow.ca no later than May 10th, 2014.

A LOCAL AUTHORS’ TABLE.You are welcome to sell your books at the festival. SAW will provide a ‘local authors’ table free of charge. Please bring your books and share the space; meet your fellow local writers and meet the presenters. Please contact us at info@saow.ca to let us know if you wish to sell your books.


2014 Festival Planning Committee

Back row L-R
Dorothy Rolin, Mary-Lou McCausland, Amy Huppler,Shelley Corbin, Ineke Hughes,Joanell Clarke,Kelly Hopkins, Shirley DeKelver

Front row L-R
Virginia McCausland,Ronn Boeur,Kay McCracken,Cathy Sosnowsky, Kay Johnston, Arnie the Westie C.E.O.
Back row L-R : Dorothy Rolin, Mary-Lou McCausland, Amy Huppler, Shelley Corbin, Ineke Hughes, Joanell Clarke, Kelly Hopkins, Shirley DeKelver
Front row L-R : Virginia McCausland, Ronn Boeur, Kay McCracken, Cathy Sosnowsky, Kay Johnston, Arnie the Westie C.E.O.
missing: Karen Bissenden, Deanna Kawatski


Overview

Friday, May 16th

REGISTRATION
Friday evening 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Pick up name tags & folders
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, Lobby
251 Harbourfront NE website

YOUNG WRITERS' WORKSHOPS with C.C. Humphries
In the  Balmoral Room Friday, May 16th, 10:00am - 12:00noon
Cut to the Chase’: a fun interactive workshop to get students writing through exercises to create dialogue, action characters and fresh stories. more info...

SHUSWAP WRITERS GROUP COFFEE HOUSE
Friday evening 7:00pm
Hosted by Shuswap Writers - an evening of readings by festival presenters.
Admission is by name tag. Open to the public - $10.00 a ticket ($2.00 discount for SAW and SWG members.)
Shuswap Theatre, 41 Hudson Ave. NW website


Saturday, May 17th

REGISTRATION & BOOK SALES

REGISTRATION
Saturday morning 7:30 – 8:45am
Pick up name tags & folders
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, Lobby

BLUE PENCIL CAFE   more information
Appointments throughout the day. BOOK EARLY

BOOK SALES provided by Bookingham Palace, our local independent book-seller
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, Lobby

OPENING & KEYNOTE
Saturday 9:00-9:30am

KEYNOTE Diana Gabaldon
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, Balmoral Room

WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS/KIDSWRITE AWARDS CEREMONY
Saturday 9:30am – 4:15pm
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, Meeting Rooms

Please note – The Kidswrite ceremony will run until 5:00pm.
Check Workshop Schedule

BOOK SIGNING
Saturday 4:30– 6:15pm
The Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre, Balmoral Room

BANQUET AND ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday 7:00pm -- see registration form for cost
with David Essig,
C.C.Humphreys and Askews' Writing Competition Winner


Sunday, May 18th

BREAKFAST/KEYNOTE WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS/FESTIVAL CLOSING
Sunday  9:00am - 1:30pm

Keynote: Ann Eriksson
Okanagan College, 2552 Trans Canada Highway NE
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