Current ELANews - Writing
Thu 05 Sep, 2013 - ELAN Classifieds
Let's prove that this quote by Stephen Fry is true. I'm currently building a bookshelfie (picture one takes of oneself in front of a bookhelf) gallery and am looking for people to submit their pictures to show the world that books are still alive and lovec (see the gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100792925@N03/.)
In exchange for your picture, I will glady link back to or showcase your work on my social media (my facebook page has an average reach of 500/people/week).
If you'd like to join in on the fun, send your bookshelfie to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your first name and location as well.
Thank you very much!
Sat 31 May, 2014
End Date: Sat 31 May, 2014
Interpretations: Text & Technology in Theatre
Click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K5HC8QX
May 31, 2014
Theatre de Quat'Sous 1pm to 5pm
100 Avenue des Pins Est, Montreal
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
Tue 13 May, 2014
End Date: Tue 13 May, 2014
Visual Arts Centre
School of Art / McClure Gallery Readings
350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount Tel: 514-488-9558
Founder/ producer Ilona Martonfi Tel: 514-939-4173
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Doors 7:00 pm Reading 7:30 pm At the door $5Read full...
Sat 10 May, 2014
End Date: Sat 10 May, 2014
Saturday, May 10, doors at 7 p.m., event at 7:30 p.m.
The Rialto Hall, 5711 Avenue du Parc
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, in association with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, presents the launch of Heather O’Neill’s new book, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night! There will be a reading, followed by a Q&A and a conversation between Heather O'Neill and Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream).
Tickets are $5 and include a $5 discount on the book. Available at the store, or by phone at 514-279-2224.
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 - Workshops
On May 4, please come to this unique workshop, VOICES II: THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR WILL BE YOUR OWN. Here is the basic description of the day:
As usual, we will have a small brunch. Then I will introduce the course's objectives. In VOICES II, we will summarize and review the previous class in way beneficial to both those who did and did not attend. Then we will examine excerpts from the works of a couple of renown writers with signature voices. And we will play a dynamic game in which participants match the voice to the writer.Read full...
Fri 02 May, 2014
End Date: Fri 02 May, 2014
9th Accenti Magazine Awards
Reservations required: email@example.com
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 - Workshops
Collage Tales: Mandalas & Drum Journeys
For Writers, Artists, Storytellers & Other Creative Leaders
An 8-week Art Therapy Workshop for Women
Led by Ilona Martonfi
Producer of The Yellow Door
& Visual Arts Centre Readings
Tel (514) 939-4173Read full...
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 - Workshops
Creative Writing Workshop
Short Story, Flash Fiction,
An eight-week writing course for womenRead full...
Sun 27 Apr, 2014
End Date: Sun 27 Apr, 2014
Monique Polak launches her latest YA novel Straight Punch (Orca Book Publishers) on Sunday, April 27 from 4-6 PM at Big Ron's Fight Studio, 5515 rue Paré (west of the Orange Julep), Suite 301. Refreshments will be served.
For further information, telephone Livres Babar (514)931-0606.
A portion of book sales will be donated to the Jewish General Hospital's Segal Cancer Centre.Read full...
Sat 26 Apr, 2014
End Date: Sat 26 Apr, 2014
In August of 2013, an American organization called RAW: Natural Born Artists extended into Canada. They host multi-disciplinary art events on average every two months. Their next show is Saturday April 26th.
The event is open to the public and all artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to come to the show. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Anyone interested can find the details here: http://rawartists.org/montreal/spectrum
Artists interested in applying for future shows can find more details here:
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 - Artistic Collaborations
For its 10th anniversary, the Montreal infringement festival is inviting artists to MAKE SOME NOISE!
Montreal’s 2014 infringement festival, which runs from June 18th to 22nd, wants artists to make some noise this year! Local culture is under threat like never before in the city and new laws against “noise” are putting small arts venues at risk with fines in the thousands of dollars! The new mayor has turned a blind eye to these abuses and has no plan in place to protect Montreal’s culture. A grassroots organization called Save The Plateau has sprung up to challenge the abusive anti-noise laws and the infringement festival supports and shares the same pro-artist, anti-gentrification objectives.
Tue 15 Apr, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
ANNOUNCING: The Vallum Award for Poetry 2014
1st Prize: $750, 2nd Prize: $250 + publication in Vallum
2014 Contest Judge: George Elliott Clarke
Online/Postmark contest submission DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2014
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2014. Some of the best poets in the world have graced the pages of Vallum: Contemporary Poetry. Get your word on!
ENTRY FEE: $25 CDN for Canadian residents, $25 USD for international entrants, and includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum. Entries accepted both by Paypal and by postal mail.
For more information please visit: www.vallummag.com/contestrules.html
Wed 19 Mar, 2014 - Workshops
A one-day intensive seminar where you’ll learn about characters and characterization, narrative structure, visualization, story boarding, dialogue, script formatting, and more. No experience is necessary!
The seminar is a combination of instruction and hands-on activities connected to a variety of video clips. There are individual as well as interactive exercises designed to reinforce concepts introduced throughout the day. As a bonus, participants receive a complimentary package filled with useful information they will refer to again and again after the seminar.
The Basic Screenwriting Seminar is a day designed to kick start your creativity. Not only will you get the tools you need to write your own screenplay, you’ll meet others who share your passion for writing.
1-Day Screenwriting Seminar
April 12, 2014
10am – 5pm
4400 Ste. Catherine West
Early bird fee: $97 - register by Thursday, March 27th at 5pm
Regular fee: $175
For more info and to register, www.ownyourcreativity.com/workshops/screenwritingseminar/
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 - Workshops
Artist Coaching Drop-In Sessions
Cost : FREE
Thursdays, 1:30PM-2:30PM: Apr 10, Apr 24
Our artist coach now holds 15 minute drop-in sessions every two weeks, on a Thursday afternoon from 1:30PM-2:30PM. For this service, you are not required to pay a fee to open a file. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis.
One-on-one sessions with a dedicated artists’ coach can be one-time, occasional or on-going in nature, and are intended to help artists define and attain goals based on short and long-term action plans. Guidance and support is offered in the following areas:
• Career Development
• Event and Project Planning
• Funding and Fundraising
• Industry Resources and Organizations
• Marketing and Promotional Tools/Strategies
Group Coaching for Artists
Cost : FREE*
Thursday afternoons, 2:30PM – 4:00PM: Apr 10, Apr 24
Hosted and moderated by the YES Artists’ Coach, this informal open coaching block is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and encourages the exchange of ideas, information, resources and strategies between peers working towards careers in the arts and/or in arts-entrepreneurship. Group maximum is 8 participants.
*For this service, participants are required to have opened a client file at YES.
Wed 09 Apr, 2014
End Date: Wed 09 Apr, 2014
Wednesday April 9, 7:30pm
The Word Bookstore, 469 Milton Street
For more info contact Jesse @ Biblioasis (514) 968-2206
Wed 09 Apr, 2014
End Date: Sun 13 Apr, 2014
Wed 09 Apr, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
Thu 13 Mar, 2014 - Workshops
*ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE*
Wednesday, April 9 : 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Cost : $20
Once just a humble blogging interface, WordPress has grown into one of the most widely used web publishing and content management platforms in the world. Offering a vast number of tools, templates and plug-ins, WordPress can help you build a highly functional and attractive website and blog. But increasing SEO and traffic to your site, blog and social media platforms also requires strategy and know-how. This workshop will help get you on your way.
Guest speaker: Warren Wilansky, Principal & Founder, Plank Design
Registration online: www.yesmontreal.ca
Tue 08 Apr, 2014 - Calls for Submissions
37.4, open issue
Room Magazine invites polished, unpublished writing on any theme for our upcoming issue, 37.4, edited by Christina Cooke and Taryn Hubbard.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 30 2014