Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CANSCAIP'S amazing PYI conference is this weekend!

I'll be speaking about nonfiction how-tos!

I'm giving the inside scoop on nonfiction at  the Packaging Your Imagination Conference this weekend.  You'll also get to meet outstanding industry professionals like Jacqueline GuestAshley SpiresWallace EdwardsSuzanne Sutherland, and Christie Harkin. You really want to be there. Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Here are the deets:


  • Choose from a dozen sessions, including three Master Classes and our popular panel of publishers and agents
  • Terrific NEW location in the heart of downtown Toronto--close to subway, hotels, restaurants, theatres, museums, shopping...and more! 
  • Two keynotes: Ashley Spires and David Booth
  • One-to-One evaluation of your manuscript, illustration portfolio or author website/social media (additional fee)
  • Full day of PYI sessions and keynotes for $195 (scroll down for our fantastic line-up of sessions and speakers)
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Coffee, juice and snacks served all day between sessions 
  • Add a One-to-One evaluation of your manuscript OR your author website/social media for $75 (you must also register for PYI for this option)

I'm pleased to be presenting:

Non-Fiction Truths: How to Plan, Pitch and Promote Your Nonfiction Project

Writing successful nonfiction requires plenty of research - and that's even before you begin the project! In this hard-nosed, nuts-and-bolts session, you'll get a step-by-step guide to how to take your idea from "Should I?"  to Sold. Learn how to Evaluate and Structure Your Idea, Do an Effective Market Comparison, Create a Clear, Complete  Proposal and Craft a Winning Cover Letter. Plus an up-to-the-minute look at the contemporary nonfiction market and how to target and evaluate potential customers, both in Canada and the US.

The Conference will take place at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto.  See you there!

The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
is located in downtown Toronto

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