Reminder: EAC conference Reply

Reminder! For those wanting to attend the EAC conference this June in Toronto, early bird ticket sales end on April 11. For more information on the event and how to register, visit last month’s blog post.

Facts & #fails: April 12, 2014 Reply

EAC’s own Frances Peck is offering a full-day workshop that will get you thinking about the most misunderstood and contentious points of English usage.

Frances Peck has been an editor and writer for over 20 years. She teaches editing at Douglas College and Simon Fraser University and gives workshops across Canada. She is a partner with West Coast Editorial Associates.

What: Usage Woes and Myths with Frances Peck
When: 09:00-16:00, April 12, 2014
Where: 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1505, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
Cost: $120 EAC members & $180 non-members (before March 22); $140 EAC members & $200 non-members (after March 22); registration closes April 4
More information & to register

Social media for writers: March 22, 2014 Reply

Writers! New to social media or after a refresher? Then be sure to check out PWAC Vancouver‘s upcoming workshop: Social Media for Writers Professional Development Day. Includes five sessions that tackle topics such as writing online, monetizing your blog, building a fan base and beyond. More information and to register.

What: Social media for writers
When: 09:00 to 17:00, March 22, 2014
Where: 843 Seymour Street, VSO School of Music, Vancouver
Cost: EAC & PWAC members & students, $35; general admission, $45

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The future of book publishing: March 19, 2014 Reply

Douglas College is happy to host Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White of Page Two, who are here as part of the Students’ Choice Speakers’ Series to provide insight on how book publishing is changing. They will cover the rise of self-publishing, the impact of digital publishing and how to make a living in this field.

What:The Future of Publishing Is You (part of the Students’ Choice Speaker Series)
When:13:00-15:30, March 19, 2014, with reception to follow
Where700 Royal Avenue, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, New Westminster
Cost: Free
More information

The library: An evolving landscape Reply

B.C. branch meeting
March 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
535 Hornby Street, 4th floor, YWCA
Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members, $5 for students with valid ID

The publishing landscape is changing fast, and it’s a challenge for libraries to meet the evolving needs of all parties—content producers and consumers alike. How do libraries select books and other materials in this new environment? What role do bricks-and-mortar libraries and bookstores play? What are recent borrowing and buying trends? How do e-books and self-published authors fit in? Christine Middlemass shares her experiences and suggests some directions for the future.

Next Editors’ Pub Night: March 19, 2014 Reply

Join us for a pre-meeting gathering, where editors meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up.