Retreat 2018

Summer Writers Retreat
hosted by Sisters in Crime—Canada West

Summer Writers Retreat hosted by Sisters in Crime – Canada West

Saturday, August 18, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Magnolia Hotel and Spa in beautiful Victoria, Canada.

Join us for a full day of writing workshops in fabulous Victoria, B.C.— including a presentation by New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King.

All writers are welcome! Though the day is geared toward crime fiction writers, you’ll come away with practical information no matter your career phase or chosen genre.


Pricing: (All prices in CAD)

Members of Sisters in Crime: $55

Non-members of Sister in Crime: $75

Registration entitles you to full-day access to programming on Saturday, August 18, 2018. This includes five separate and distinct 60-minute workshops.

Note: partial day’s registration is not available.


Friday evening social: Swans Pub, 506 Pandora Street.

7:00 p.m. August 17, 2018

A casual (no host) social. Get to know other writers attending the Retreat, including Sisters in Crime members.

Saturday, August 18:

Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Magnolia Room at the Magnolia Hotel and Spa in Victoria
9:00 – 10:00 Janice MacDonald, “Inclusion Rider: Populating the 21st Century Novel”
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Kristina Stanley, “Self-Editing for Writers”
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 S.G. Wong, “Tinker & Tailor: Author Marketing That Suits Best”
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch (on own)
2:00 – 3:00 Linda L. Richards, “Secrets of the Publishing World”
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Laurie R. King, “Sustaining a Series”
4:15 – 5:00 Wrap-up / Final Remarks

Saturday Evening: Bolen Books, #111-1644 Hillside Ave.
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Author Alchemy: Spinning Facts into Fiction Gold
A multi-author panel event moderated by S.G. Wong, featuring Laurie R. King; open to the public and free to attend.

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