Canadian Writer Events Links from the old dmoz


Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival


Speakers, seminars, and general information.


Cabot Trail Writers Festival


Details of the festival, including authors, activities, sponsors. Archives of previous festivals.


Eden Mills Writers’ Festival


An annual one day event coordinated with The Guelph Jazz Festival, features authors readings and discussions of their works.
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Canadian Writer Links from the old dmoz



APN is a non-profit, provincial arts service organization and registered charity dedicated to fostering playwriting in Alberta.



Events, membership details, newsletter, and subscription information. Based in Calgary, Alberta.



Formed in 2010. Located in Vancouver, BC.



A not for profit organization governed by a volunteer board and executive team.
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Can Nice Girls Write Horror?

Can Nice Girls Write Horror-

It may be true that nice girls/ women can’t write horror. Or, not that we can’t write it but we just can’t put it on paper and then let someone else read it. What would they think?!!!

What a shame if “What would they think” is the real hold up.

But… it may be that it is.

Clear Your Head Before Writing?

CaptureI flushed this as a spam comment because it was on an old post which had nothing at all to do with the question asked in the comment. But, just before I clicked the magic button… I cut the actual question so I could paste it in here. See below:

I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.

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What is Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction?

Though it’s been around for a while, I’ve just recently come across the actual name of what is now my favorite genre to read, Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction.

I came across it quite by accident while scrolling on Twitter and decided to do a little research on the topic by way of searching the internet.Inspired by the classic work of nineteenth-century authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and the Brontes, Gaslamp is virtually an alternate take on Victorian times with a fascinating twist.Although

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Putting Yourself on the Page?

I think the real reason I’m having trouble writing fiction is that I can’t put myself on the page. I’m not sure where my own story ends, or how to make it work, so I can’t give someone else a story either.

Just my little thought for the day, almost noon but still early enough to be morning.

Have you Heard of all These Science Fiction Subgenres?

  • Alternative History
  • Biopunk
  • Black/Afrofuturism
  • Cyberpunk
  • Dying Earth
  • Dystopian
  • Edisonade
  • Gothic/Space Goth
  • Imaginary voyage
  • Libertarian
  • Military
  • Post Apocalyptic
  • Retrofuturistic
  • Space Frontier
  • Space Opera
  • Spy-fi
  • Superhero
  • Tech Noir
  • Time Travel
  • Utopian
  • The source for this great list (comes with descriptions and sub-subgenres for each of these) is:

Getting into Genre: Science Fiction.

Get Rid of the Fear

“How do I get rid of the fear?”

Alas, this is the wrong question.

The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, to stop doing work that matters.

No, the right question is, “How do I dance with the fear?”

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