When Words Collide Festival Report

From the Desk of Senior Editor, Robert Runté When Words Collide (Calgary) convention was once again wildly successful, with great programming, wonderful Guest of Honour speeches, and 650 wonderful-to-meet-and-talk-with attendees. Small enough convention to feel ‘intimate’, but large and diverse enough that one constantly learns new things. The cross-genre format of WWC leads to a lot of cross-pollination. (For example, the launch of Sleuth at WWC this year, a new mystery magazine from the people…

Five Rivers at When Words Collide Festival

From the Desk of Robert Runte: Five Rivers will have seven authors and two staff attending the When Words Collide Festival in Calgary, August 14-16, 2015. It’s my favorite writers convention because of the high proportion of writers, the cross-genre orientation/cross-pollination, and the high quality of the programming. I missed that Susan MacGregor (pictured below) was going to WWC this year until after I’d already done the poster, but she’ll be there too, and doing…

Two Susans at Alberta Author’s Day

Susan Bohnet (My Life as a Troll) and Susan Forest (Immunity to Strange Tales) will be appearing at Alberta Author’s Day, Saturday, October 18, 2014, held at Pandora’s Boox, 5009 51St., St. Olds, Alberta. The event features a host of Albertan authors who will be signing and discussing their books. Pandora’s Boox’s and Tea is owned and operated by Jason Moody and Lesley Winfield. Jason and Lesley are both avid readers and passionate about both…

Updates from When Words Collide

Editor-in-chief, Dr. Robert Runte is currently attending the pre-festival workshops at When Words Collide. Thought we’d share this group shot he sent along. He says, “At When Words Collide conference, during a break in workshop by Adrienne Kerr (acquisition editor for commercial fiction at Penguin Canada).  At the table are (left to right) short story author Ron Freidman, Five Rivers author Connie Penner, editor and author Elizabeth McLachlan, myself, Five Rivers author Susan Forest, Penguin…

Interview with Prix Aurora nominees, Susan Forest and D.G. Laderoute

Susan Forest and D.G. Laderoute talk about what it means to be short-listed for the Prix Aurora. Short-listed for Best Fiction The Gift, by Susan Forestshort-listed for Best Short Story short-listed for Best YA Fiction To download the voters’ package, and to vote, visit: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca