Workshop Presenters Needed
Authors, editors, literary agents, booksellers, and publishers with a heart for mentoring the next generation of writers are encouraged to submit a workshop proposal.
We want young writers to meet publishing industry professionals who live and work in their community.
Our conferences need dynamic local speakers who are deeply interested in fostering the development of young writers. If you are a professional in the publishing industry, are a dynamic speaker, and have experience teaching or mentoring youth, please submit a workshop proposal.
Applications are being accepted all the time.
Thank you. I just loved doing it. The kids were so attentive. It’s a great thing you’re doing, encouraging and honouring them like that. – Michelle Barker, Author, 2013 Richmond Conference
We are currently seeking presenters for:
Lower Mainland, BC, Canada for October 2015
About the Workshops
Workshops are generally 40-45 minutes long and take place in a large room with approximately 100 young writers who are primarily between the ages of 11 and 17. Speakers receive an honorarium and the opportunity to promote their writing-related products or services, plus a link to their website on the conference webpage, inclusion of their bio and website address in the program, and mention in select press releases.
What to Include:
- Which conference (city) you would like to present at
- Professional bio – include photo, contact info, and website or blog links
- Workshop title
- Workshop promotional blurb – no more than 200 words
- Workshop learning outcomes
- A/V requirements
- If you have a promotional product that you would like to contribute to the participants’ goody bags or for a door prize, please let us know
Email to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was amazed by their insightful questions and their interest level and I can see why you do this every year. What a rewarding experience. And boy oh boy, to turn around to 40 kids asking for my autograph, what a highlight! When I commented on what was happening, one girl said, “That’s because your talk was so awesome.” – Michelle Halket, Centre Avenue Publishing, 2014 Richmond Conference