Writer in Residence Presentations


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Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join our second Writer in Residence, Simon Rose, as they lead writing workshops designed to help work on writing. Learn more about a variety of topics and ask questions to help better develop your craft.


Simon Rose –

Graduated from university with a degree in history and am also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature of West Redding, CT.  Simon is an instructor for adults with the University of Calgary and offer online workshops for both children and adults. 

He also offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author in residence programs for schools and libraries and offer virtual author visits. He also offers a number of services for writers, including editing, manuscript evaluation, coaching, mentoring, and writing workshops, in addition to copywriting services for the business community.

A regular presenter at conferences and festivals, Simon has served as a juror for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Children’s Literature, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the Parsec Awards and the Sunburst Awards for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. He is also the founder of Children’s Authors and Illustrators on Facebook, managed the Calgary Children’s Book Fair and Conference, served as the Writer-in-Residence with the Canadian Authors Association - Alberta Branch, is a member of the Calgary Association of Freelance Editors, and served as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI Western Canada.

November 8 – Writing for Publication- Simon Rose examines where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. This includes novels, short stories, and non-fiction projects from concept to draft and looks at how the various markets operate when wishing to write material for publication.

November 15 – Writing for Children & Young Adult audiences - Simon Rose explores the art of writing for children and young adults. This session examines how to turn ideas into stories, story structure, developing characters, the creation of outlines, the importance of editing and revision, pacing your story, connecting with the reader, choosing settings, the role of adults in children’s stories, and more.

November 22 – Beyond Books: Developing your Career as a Professional Writer - Simon Rose examines the many options available for the modern professional writer, from writing novels, corporate material, speeches, magazine articles, nonfiction books, writing for hire, editing and coaching, public speaking, and more.

November 29 – Simon Rose author reading – Join Simon Rose, author of fifteen science fiction and fantasy novels, eight guides for writers, and more than 100 nonfiction books as he reads from one of his works and answers your questions.

Event dates

  • Every week on Monday ends on November 29, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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