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Thu, Feb 22



Particulars - using details to enrich your writing

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Particulars - using details to enrich your writing
Particulars - using details to enrich your writing

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Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST


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Have you been searching for ways to deepen and enrich your writing?  If that sounds like your quest, then discovering how to research relevant information and incorporate it successfully into your writing, regardless of genre, is a skill you'll want to learn about. Wordstorm welcomes Rebecca Campbell and Katherine Palmer Gordon, two authors who seamlessly gather and incorporate factual information into their work. 

You won't want to miss learning from Rebecca and Katherine as they present excerpts from their respective fiction and non-fiction work, Arboreality, and This Place is Who We Are: Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience and Connection to Homelands. Their presentations will be followed by a discussion that focuses on the intersection of research and story-telling, especially in work that examines connections to place and climate change.

Rebecca Campbell is a Canadian writer of weird speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including many  that promise to collect the year’s best science fiction or fantasy. Her story, The Fourth Trimester is the Strangest, won the Sunburst award  for short fiction in 2020. In 2021, her novelette An Important Failure won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. In 2022 she published two  novellas, The Talosite (Undertow Publications) and Arboreality (Stelliform Press). Arboreality was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and won the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize.

Katherine Palmer Gordon is the author of eight non-fiction books in Canada, several of which have won literary awards and remain bestsellers. She is a contributor to several anthologies and is a National Magazine Award nominated freelance journalist, who has written for Canadian Geographic, Kia Ora Magazine, North & South, Action Asia, NZ  Geographic, BC Business and numerous other magazines and newspapers.  Her books include We Are Born with the Songs Inside Us: Lives and Stories of First Nations People in British Columbia (Harbour, 2013). This Place is Who We Are: Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience and Connection to Homelands (Harbour, May 2023) explores the interconnection of place, people and wellbeing, profiling people from ten Indigenous communities in central and northern coastal B.C.  who are reconnecting to their lands and waters, and growing and thriving  through this reconnection. Katherine has been a member of the Executive Council of the Writers’ Union of  Canada (and is their Grievance Committee Chair); on the Board of Access Copyright (Canada’s collective licensing agency); and is currently completing her final term as the NZ Society of Authors’ appointee to the  Board of Copyright Licensing NZ.


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