An evening with Michael Redhill and Martha Kanya-Forstner

by Joanne Haskins Editors Toronto hosted a special branch meeting in January, when acclaimed author Michael Redhill took the stage with his editor, Martha Kanya-Forstner, to discuss the writing and editing of Bellevue Square, the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner. Redhill’s novels include Consolation (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and Martin Sloane (a finalist … Continue reading An evening with Michael Redhill and Martha Kanya-Forstner

Notes on New Directions in Self-Publishing

Editors Toronto paired with PWAC Toronto Chapter to present a panel on self-publishing. The following post is from freelance editor Michelle MacAlees's blog Many thanks to Michelle for giving BoldFace permission to cross-post this post. by Michelle MacAleese “Self-publishing [used to be] a scar; now it’s a tattoo.”— Greg White Last night [Tuesday, March 27, … Continue reading Notes on New Directions in Self-Publishing

Nitpicker’s Nook: March “it’s almost spring” edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] Irish editor and “swivel-chair linguist” Stan Carey blogs about how usage snuck/sneaked into The Simpsons. Writer and teacher John Kelly dishes up some fresh hell on … Continue reading Nitpicker’s Nook: March “it’s almost spring” edition

Getting to know you

By Michelle Waitzman The new year started with a bang for the Toronto branch’s monthly program. The first event of 2017 dispensed with the usual presenter–audience format and devoted the evening to speed networking. Nearly 20 participants paired off to get acquainted for seven to eight minutes at a time. Icebreaker questions were provided for … Continue reading Getting to know you

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: A bookstore crawl

November 19, 2016 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Editors Toronto and Professional Writers Association of Canada, Toronto chapter members are invited to browse, buy, share, and talk about books, while also learning about how bookstores operate in today’s marketplace. On Saturday, November 19, beginning at 1 p.m., we will visit four independent, specialty bookstores in … Continue reading Oh, the Places You’ll Go: A bookstore crawl

How to break through walls: A writer’s perspective on the infamous “block”

By Judy Ann Crawford People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.—Anna Quindlen So it’s time to write the thing. Topic? Check. There it is, typed out at the top of the page, a vast whiteness beneath it that you are trying not to focus on. Coffee? Of … Continue reading How to break through walls: A writer’s perspective on the infamous “block”

January speaker Q&A: Nina Munteanu, ecologist and author

Our first members’ meeting of the year for EAC’s Toronto branch is coming up soon, so we wanted to give you a taste of what to expect from this month’s speaker. Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories, and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches … Continue reading January speaker Q&A: Nina Munteanu, ecologist and author