A one-on-one consultation with a literary agent is among the opportunities that await aspiring writers at this year’s Kamloops Writers’ Fair.
The annual event takes place Nov. 2 and 3 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at Seymour Street and First Avenue.
Literary agent Carolyn Swayze will give participants an overview on working with an agent and sit down with writers who have completed a manuscript for a free opportunity to pitch their story to her.
The keynote speaker is Anthony Dalton, an author, adventurer and photographer who has written 12 non-fiction books and collaborated on two others. His first novel, The Kingfisher’s Orchid, will be published next year.
Authors in attendance this year are Kamloops-based writer Karen Hofmann (Water Strider), Vernon’s Patricia Donahue (Mighty Orion: Fate) and Lynne Stonier-Newman (Peter O’Reilly: The Rise of a Reluctant Immigrant) of Salmon Arm.
For more information, or to register online, visit writersfair.eventbrite.ca. People can sign up in person at the Arts Council office at 7 Seymour St. West, or by phone at 250-372-7323.
Tickets are $100 and include an open mic night on Friday and workshops on Saturday. Deadline for registration is Oct. 26.