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Open House and Guest Speaker Douglas Smith

September 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us for our annual Open House with guest speaker Douglas Smith

Tickets are free for everyone, but please pre-register below.

Story Secrets
What are the secrets to writing spectacular short stories? Join multi-award-winning writer Douglas Smith as he provides tips on the craft of writing the short story. Topics covered will include crafting characters, choosing the right point-of-view, pros and cons for various POV options, plotting as character decisions, why setting is character, stories with multiple POV characters, handling scene and POV changes, POV and character voice, non-linear plots, writing scenes out of order, opening lines, implied back story, handling information flow, story structures, recommended resources…and more.

Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction.” His fiction has been published in twenty-six languages and thirty-five countries. His books include the novel The Wolf at the End of the World, the collections Chimerascope and Impossibilia, and the writer’s guide Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction. Doug is a three-time winner of Canada’s Aurora Award and has been a finalist for the Astounding Award, CBC’s Bookies Award, Canada’s juried Sunburst Award, and France’s juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.


September 12
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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