This will be a very exciting series….if you have any interest in writing, ethical will writing and/or publishing,– these are for you. Attend one, two or all three. We are proud to partner with our friend and neighbour down the block. All of the presenters are professionals and experts in each of these topics. What a great way to spend a summer afternoon!
BETH TZEDEC CONGREGATION & THE HOLY BLOSSOM TEMPLE CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LITERATURE PRESENT
WRITING & PUBLISHING: SHORT STORIES; MEMOIR AND ETHICAL WILLS
Writing Short Stories
July 5, 2016: 1:30-3:30
Location: Holy Blossom Temple
Do you have a story hidden in your drawer? Have you always thought about writing one? Nick Mount, the fiction editor for Walrus Magazine will discuss the form and potential of the short story genre. He’ll touch on shape and structure, narrative perspective and characterization, and for those who wish it, he will evaluate the first pages of your written stories.
Writing Memoir and Ethical Wills
July 12, 2016: 1:30-3:30
Location Beth Tzedec Congregation
Whether a formal memoir—a careful act of literary construction or an informal family history, written for your children and your grandchildren, writing memoir is a uniquely satisfying experience. Award-winning writer Joe Kertes will guide you in this process and offer help with your ethical will, a very Jewish document designed to pass ethical values from one generation to the next.
How to Get Published
July 26, 2016: 1:30-3:30
Location Holy Blossom Temple
Cynthia Good, former publisher of Penguin Books will provide an insider’s guide into how to get your book published – whether traditionally or self-published. She’ll provide background on the industry today, talk about what people are reading, and help you write the all-important query letter.