Writing conferences are amazing. First, you get out of your lonely writing spot and meet other like-minded individuals. Second, it is a focused time to feed your creative soul. I am presenting two workshops at the Words in 3D Conference but I also registered for some sessions to fuel the hungry writer in me.
Here is the info about the conference:
Three conferences in one: Writing/Editing/Publishing
May 22-24, 2015
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Click here to visit the conference website, review the schedule and register.
Here are my sessions:
How to Take a Picture Worthy of Your Words
Saturday, May 23
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Covering the basics of good photography, including exposure, composition, and technical requirements for different publications, Alexis Marie Chute shares what writers need to know about taking great photos for their projects. This session includes a group brainstorm for attendees’ current projects and recommendations from Alexis Marie on making your photography a stronger statement to support your words.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 11:30
Memorable Memoir: Writing Personal Stories
Saturday, May 23
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Alexis Marie Chute offers tools and techniques for writing your personal story: removing sentimentality, finding alternatives to strict chronological structure, and building authenticity. Featuring memory recall exercises, this presentation is a must-see for anyone writing personal narratives.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 16:00
Blue Pencil Café
“At Blue Pencil Café, conference participants get the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring sessions with experienced writers or editors. Bring a writing sample to review, ask your questions, get advice — the Blue Pencil mentors are here as a resource for you!”
Each session will be 20 minutes long.
Some mentors require writing samples in advance (I do please!).
If you are interested in meeting me at the Blue Pencil Café, here is some info about me so we can go into our time together well acquainted:
Alexis Marie Chute
BFA, MFA Candidate, Artist & Writer
Alexis Marie Chute is an award winning artist, photographer and writer. She is an Avenue Magazine “Top 40 Under 40” and was named an “Emerging Canadian Photographer” by Photo Life Magazine. She was the 2012/2013 Artist in Residence at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and her artwork is represented by Method Art Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona and by the AR&S Gallery at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Her writing has been published in the Three Minus One anthology and with the Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada, along with other credits including Today’s Parent, The Times Colonist and Flurt magazine. Her first book, a memoir about motherhood and loss, is forthcoming.
I look forward to seeing you at Words in 3D!