Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Friday, October 14, 2011

More Word on the Water Info to whet the Appetite.

A letter from Rick Brignall:

Writer Rick Brignall
Hi Joan,
Just sending along a rundown of the Saturday, October 22 daytime program for the Word on the Water lit fest in Kenora. Most of this info is also found on our website, www.wordonthewater.ca
 People looking for Kenora accommodations can visit our sponsor, www.stayinkenora.com. From the website you can
choose from many of the hotels/motels in the area.

To see the Saturday Daytime program

  Saturday, Oct. 22 Minis Hall Programming — Panel Discussions

10:00 am - 10:45 am Bridging the Generation Gap in Literature Panel Authors - Richard Brignall, Susan Rocan, and Craig  Russell
This group of young adult writers will discuss their experience writing for a younger audience. Do they find that writing for a younger audience has changed at the same rate  as the readers? Or, are they just telling the same type of stories to a younger generation. This should be a lively conversation about the evolution of writing for this age group,

11:15 am – 12:00 pm — Setting the Scene for a Mystery  Panel Authors - David Annandale and Karen DudleyThese writers will discuss what it takes to create a great   piece of crime/mystery/thriller fiction. They will talk about how they set the scene, create believable characters, and tell a story that keeps readers interested. This panelis essential for any reader or writer looking to see the story behind creating the story.

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm — Memoir Writing – Getting Personal By Telling Your Story  Panel Authors - Helen Norrie, Rebecca Hofer, Helen Kubisewsky, Mike Aiken, and Jon Thompson
 It is said everybody has a story to tell. These writers on  this panel found a way to tell that story, or help write the story for somebody else. They will discuss the difficulties of telling their personal story and how it helped them deal with the issues/events that might have affected them.

 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm — Every Word Matters – A Discussion About the Poet’s Craft Panel Author -Denis Cooley  and members of the Aboriginal Writers Collective of Winnipeg
 This group of poets will talk about their craft. They will  talk about picking the right words to express themselves and
 the joy of crafting a poem. They will talk about their approach to writing poetry, how their writing has evolved over their time, and where they see it going in the future.

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm — Creating Fantastic Worlds in Fiction Panel Authors – Susan Rocan, Karen Dudley, and Craig
Russell
Nothing is more exciting than immersing your self in a book  that blends fantasy with real world surroundings. These authors have written fantasy novels that have taken readers on this trip. They will discuss how they developed these
worlds and the characters within them.

 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm — Being a Writer in the 21st Century Panel Authors – Dennis Cooley, Richard Brignall, and
David Annandale
These authors will discuss how the information age has  affected 21st century publishing and how they had to change with it as writers. They will talk about how the publishing industry had evolved by looking at the good and bad points.

LOWAC Reading Room
 In this venue the writers will discuss the books they have written and do short readings from them. This is a time to hear their words straight from the page.

10:00 am – 10:45 — Readings by Mike Aiken and Jon Thompson
11:15 am – 12:00 pm — Readings by Dennis Cooley and members of the Aboriginal Writers Collective of Winnipeg

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm — Open Mic

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm — Readings by Susan Rocan and Craig Russell

 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm — Readings by Karen Dudley and David Annandale
 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm — Readings by Helen Norrie and Rebecca Hofer

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm — Writing the Revolution with JonThompson

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