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2020 Online Festival Registration

There is no registration required for the online festival. All online events are free of charge and provided on a volunteer basis by the presenters. Just drop in throughout the weekend and click on the event link for any event you would like to participate in. (Event links will be posted in the program PDF just prior to the weekend.) Note: Most events will use the ZOOM platform.

 
2020 Online Program

Our online program is close to completion. With over 100 presenters offering more than 100 sessions over 3 days, there is always something of interest to choose from each hour.
https://www.whenwordscollide.org/program.php

 
 
2020 Pitch Sessions

Pitch your manuscript to any or all of our volunteer agents by sending a query letter to info@whenwordscollide.org no later than August 7, 2020.
Agents will decide if your ms is a potential fit and arrange an appointment with you for a ZOOM or phone consultation.
Note: this offer is open to everyone who has attended a past When Words Collide Festival or is registered for 2020 (now 2021).
Participating agents:
> Cassie Knight (Champagne Book Group)
> Nancy M Bell (Books We Love)
> Naomi Davis (Bookends Literary Agency)
> Stacey Kondla (The Rights Factory) All kids books (PB, MG, and YA) and adult nonfiction


 
2020 Blue Pencil Cafe

Apply for manuscript feedback from up to 4 of our volunteer editors, by emailing:
a)  Your preferred editors.
b)  A query note describing the genre and demographic of your manuscript.
c)  The first page or two of your manuscript (max 1000 words, double-spaced.
to info@whenwordscollide.org no later than August 7, 2020.
Editors will decide if you are a good fit and arrange an appointment with you for a ZOOM or phone consultation.
Note: this offer is open to everyone who has attended a past When Words Collide Festival or is registered for 2020 (now 2021).
(See our program for our list of editors)



2020 Online Business Coaching Sessions

James Kademan of Draw in Customers Business Coaching is offering a limited number of complimentary 20-minute lightning coaching sessions. In this session you will discover the next steps to take to achieve your goals as you build your writing career. A business secret is to start with the lowest hanging fruit and work your way up the tree. So, let's start picking! For a chance at a session, email info@whenwordscollide.org no later than August 7, 2020.
Note: this offer is open to everyone who has attended a past When Words Collide Festival or is registered for 2020 (now 2021).

 
 
2020 Aurora Awards

When Words Collide is hosting the 2020 Aurora Awards as part of our online festival. Awards events will take place Saturday evening.
www.prixaurorawards.ca


Online Merchants Corner
 
eBooks! And print books for pick-up or delivery. Our Book merchants aren't sitting idle throughout this pandemic. Visit their web sites to see what's new and hot. In addition, the IFWA-sponsored Shared Authors Table is alive and well. Check out books by participating and attending authors.
www.whenwordscollide.org/merchants.php

Note to authors who are registered for the 2020 festival (now postponed to 2021). You can register up to 10 of your books at the Shared Authors Table by clicking the link on the program page.
www.whenwordscollide.org/program.php

 

Hidden Art Show 2020

When Words Collide is hosting the Art Show as part of our online festival.
www.whenwordscollide.org/artshow.php
 
 

When Words Collide 2020 Online T-Shirts

For a limited time only, BiblioficDesigns is offering a commemorative When Words Collide T-Shirt. Unisex T-Shirts may be ordered from July 17 – July 26th. All orders will be screen-printed and shipped prior to the festival. Details at :
www.etsy.com/ca/listing/838566937/pre-order-wwc2020-unisex-t-shirt



 
 
Podcasts

Everything About Publishing Childrens Books with Leanne Shirtliffe and Mark Leslie (Lefevbre)'s 7 Ps of Publishing Success have joined our selection of past festival sessions at:
http://whenwordscollide.libsyn.com/
and
www.youtube.com/channel/UCYLP-1XdcKWDyRftkL_a8lQ/

 
 
News & Notes Archive
 
This and past newsletters can be found at:

What's Happening
 
2020 Aurora Awards Voting Ends July 25th (Next Saturday!)
 
The 2020 Aurora Awards voters package is available for download. Voting is open from June 20 - July 25.
www.prixaurorawards.ca

When Words Collide is honoured to host this year’s Aurora Awards as part of our online festival. 

 
Owl's Nest Books
 
An important message: For over 40 years Owl’s Nest Books has been an integral part of Calgary’s literary landscape. While rising costs and competition from big-box book and toy retailers, not to mention online retailers, have made it difficult to maintain our business we are determined to remain the best store in Calgary for book clubs and personalized service. 
A Friend of the Nest sponsorship is a 1 year, renewable package available for purchase by individuals, groups, or as a gift for $100 per year. Proceeds from the sale of sponsorship packages will go toward the store’s operational costs.
Benefits of being a Friend of the Nest sponsor includes:
  • Invitation to quarterly, sponsors-only, in store shopping parties with a 20% discount on in stock items*
  • Free Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs), available at sponsors parties
  • Reserved prime seating at all in store events
  • Free attendance to our annual Book Club Discussion Night
  • Free gift wrapping service for in store purchases
  • Option to participate in a “Sponsor’s Picks” feature, similar to our “Staff Picks”
  • Name listed on a “Friends of the Nest” display, in store and on our web site
  • Ability to rent the bookstore outside of normal operating hours for private events at our cost
*some exclusions may apply – see staff for details

Become a Friend of the Nest at:
www.owlsnestbooks.com/friends-of-the-nest

 
Alexandra Writers' Centre Society
 
For online courses on writing and related events in Calgary, check out the Centre's event calendar.
www.alexandrawriters.org/events/

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