THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
AS OF NOVEMBER 4, 2023.
Please contact Bruce if you'd like to be added to a waitlist in the event of any cancellations by December 20, 2023.
Start 2024 off with a big creative nudge during the Fiction Writers' Winter Weekend Workshop, where we'll dive into the art of storytelling.
It'll be an exciting weekend of creativity and inspiration at this Fiction Writers' Winter Weekend Workshop! The in-person event will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2024 starting at 9:00 AM (AST), finish at 5:00 p.m., and then resume Sunday, January 21 from 9:00 AM to noon.
My alma mater! We'll enjoy the weekend in the original McNally Building at 923 Robie Street. Complimentary parking. (Location of the classroom will be sent to participants.)
Throughout the weekend, Bruce W. Bishop will guide you through various writing exercises, share his expertise, and provide personalized feedback on your work upon request. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, this workshop is designed to enhance your skills and ignite your imagination. Take your storytelling to new heights!
An included buffet lunch on both days will be served between 12 and 12:30 p.m. The meeting room will be open until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon for those who wish further discussion and networking.
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow writers, learn valuable techniques, and explore the art of storytelling in a supportive and relaxed environment.
Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of fiction writing and connect with like-minded individuals.
Complimentary writing supplies, two buffet lunches, and soft beverages are included in the $229.00 workshop fee.
Space is limited to 14 participants, so make sure to secure your spot today!
Originally from Yarmouth and now based in Halifax, Bruce is your host for the weekend. Atlantic Books Today says of his novels, “[Bishop] overcomes the sheen of the past to explore people left out of history”. His Families’ Storytelling trilogy of Unconventional Daughters, Uncommon Sons, and Undeniable Relations continues to attract readers who love to be immersed in family dramas set in the 20th century, and primarily in Nova Scotia. Bruce is a former award-winning travel journalist and guidebook author. https://brucebishopauthor.com
PAMELA CALLOW – Topic: The Essentials of Crime and Thriller Fiction
Pamela Callow is a member of the Nova Scotia bar and the bestselling author of the critically-acclaimed Kate Lange thriller series. The series has been compared to works by James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, and John Grisham. Pamela’s debut novel Damaged was a Levy Home Entertainment “Need to Read Pick” with Top Ten Bestseller placement across North America, and an Indigo/Chapters “Hot Summer Read”. The series is under option for TV development and has been translated in six countries. https://www.pamelacallow.com/
JANE DOUCET – Topic: Writing Humour in Fiction (Seriously!)
A seasoned Halifax-based journalist, Jane found success with her first two novels, The Pregnant Pause and Fishnets & Fantasies, which combine irreverent humour and heart. Her third novel, Lost & Found in Lunenburg, launched in the fall of 2023 from Nimbus Publishing’s Vagrant Press. Actor and comedian Bette MacDonald writes: “Jane’s characters, written with warmth, wit and courage, are so real, you will expect to bump into them the next time you visit Lunenburg.” https://www.janedoucet.com/
ANNE O’CONNELL – Topic: Location! Location! Location!
For 25 years, Anne worked in Public Relations, and while living in Dubai and Thailand, she freelanced for several international publications, and wrote her first book, @Home in Dubai. In 2016, she founded OC Publishing in Halifax, her hometown. She has also written two mystery novels, Mental Pause and Deep Deceit (a “…gripping storyline filled with tension,” says author Jae De Wylde) and is currently working on the next of the Deep Mysteries series. https://www.ocpublishing.ca/home.html
TP WOOD (Tom) – Topic: Who’s Talking? A Roadmap to Creating Memorable Characters
TP Wood, poet, novelist, and Ontario native, recently discovered the north shore of Nova Scotia where he’s made a home for him and his wife. A newspaper and corporate publication editor, his debut novel, 77˚ North (2023) is receiving plaudits. “[It’s]…a soliloquy of reconciliation bridging the gap which disconnects us among the cyclic structure of the universe. It’s a gentle caressing of the mind into forgetting so that we can remember better. It’s brilliant.” https://www.tpwood.ca
Saturday and Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2024
A waiting list will be made available if the Workshop is sold out.
A suggested list of nearby accommodations will be emailed upon request.
Space is limited to 14 participants! Book today to avoid disappointment.
From your online banking, email Bruce Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org to deposit your payment. There will not be a security question.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS and if you're paying for someone else, the name of that person.
You will receive an email once the money has been put into Bruce's account. ~ He will send you a questionnaire after payment has been received and all 14 participants have registered. This will assist in further personalizing the workshop.