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News Highlights

Congratulations to CWC President Vicki Delany for being a

Derringer Award Finalist (Novelette) for Juba Good!

(an Orca Rapid Read)

 

Congratulations to CWC member Hilary Davidson for being a

Derringer Award Finalist in the long short story category,

for A Hopeless Case! (published in All Due Respect issue 4)

 

Congratulations to CWC member Madeleine Harris Callway for being a

Derringer Award Finalist (Short Story) for The Ultimate Mystery!

(published in World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing)

 

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CWC, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library,

presents the 2015 Unhanged Arthur Workshop!

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

10:00 a.m. to noon:  Information Session (drop ins welcome)

1:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Blue Pencil Sessions (registration required)

Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

 

This free workshop will be invaluable for writers thinking of entering the 2015 Arthur Ellis Unhanged Arthur competition for the best unpublished first crime novel. 

 

 

During the morning Information Session (10 a.m. to noon) past short-listed writers will share their experiences and discuss the benefits of entering the contest, and members will provide information about the competition rules, how to polish the manuscript and how to prepare a synopsis. Drop-ins are welcome for this segment. 

 

 

The afternoon segment (1:30 to 5 p.m.) features Blue Pencil Sessions (20 minutes each) during which members will meet one on one with participants to provide constructive tips for honing their manuscript excerpt. Pre-registration is required for the Blue Pencil Sessions and writers should note that they will be requested to send their excerpt to the workshop by April 5, 2015.

 

More information about the workshop, and a link to the Event Page, is available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unhangedarthur

 

 

To register for a Blue Pencil Session, send an email before April 5, 2015 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and mention "UA Workshop" in your subject line.

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Congratulations to Louise Penny, author of The Long Way Home (Minotaur Books) which has been nominated for the 2014 Agatha, Best Contemporary Novel!

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CWC is please to announce the MC for the

2015 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS:

Allison Dore

cohost from the WARD AND AL SHOW, ON Sirius XM Radio!

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Allison Dore is a comedian, actor and radio personality. She is the cohost of the Ward and Al show on SiriusXM's Canada Talks channel 167, where she has the opportunity to talk about news, pop culture, entertainment, and current events for 3 hours a day. In an effort to use her skills to give back, Allison has had the privilege of hosting events for charities such as the BluMatter Project and Dress for Success, and performing comedy on various fundraisers for charities of all kinds.

Thursday May 28 2015

6 PM

ARTS AND LETTERS CLUB

TORONTO

Tickets will be available starting April 25

 

 

Congratulations to Anthony Bidulka, a long-time member of the board of the CWC, who has been named
Saskatoon's Citizen of the Year, along with his husband Herb McFaul.

Read the story here.

 

The Arthur Ellis Awards are now closed for submissions.

Check here on April 23 for the Finalists!


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