Photos of Words in 3 Dimensions Conference

Last weekend was an awesome literary happening in Edmonton and I was so honoured to be a part of it. Words in 3D – D meaning dimensions: writing, editing and publishing – brought together many creative individuals from all over the country for interesting sessions, keynotes and networking.

I taught two awesome workshops and the positive feedback has been rolling in steadily ever since. If you would like more information about the workshops I taught – or to bring them to your writing group or organization – please email me at [email protected]

How to take a Picture Worthy of your Words

Memorable Memoir: Writing Personal Stories

I also mentored writers in the Blue Pencil Cafe. If you are interested in my mentoring, please click here for more information.

Here are some photos from the weekend.

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Participants of Memorable Memoir focused in the act of writing during one of the exercises. Copyright Alexis Marie Chute

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Paul Matwychuk (NeWest Press), Kelsey Attard (Freehand Books), and Micheline Maylor (Freefall literary magazine) made up the panel in the discussion Beyond the Big Three: Niche and Regional Publishers. Image copyright Alexis Marie Chute

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Breaking through the Noise: Inventive Marketing, taught by Harper Collins Canada’s Marketing Director, Cory Beatty. Image copyright Alexis Marie Chute

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Getting Published in the 21st Century, taught by Literary agent Carly Watters. Image copyright Alexis Marie Chute

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The beautiful view from the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Image copyright Alexis Marie Chute

 

Have you Registered for the Words in 3D Conference?

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.

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Here is the info about the conference:

Words in 3Dimensions Conference

Three conferences in one: Writing/Editing/Publishing

May 22-24, 2015

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta

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

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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 ParentThe 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!

 

 

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I love teaching writing – both in the practical nuts and bolts right to the hands-on workshops. I have multiple workshops available and want to share two conferences where I will be presenting in the next four months.

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  1. Words in 3 Dimensions

WHERE: Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton, AB, CAN

WHEN: May 22 – 24, 2015

DETAILS: Words in 3D is unique because it gives writers connection to the full scope of industry resources, workshops and networks. This includes writing, editing and publishing.

WHAT: I will be meeting with aspiring writers in the Blue Pencil Café, giving advice and feedback. I will also be teaching two seminars:

How to Take a Picture Worthy of Your Words – Saturday, May 23, 2015 (Breakout Session 2)

DESCRIPTION: 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.

Memorable Memoir: Writing Personal Stories –Saturday, May 23, 2015 (Breakout Session 4)

DESCRIPTION: 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.

 

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  1. 38th National Conference of The Compassionate Friends

WHERE: The Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas, USA

WHEN: July 10-12, 2015

DETAILS: This is a conference for those who grieve the loss of a child (or sibling or grandchild). The conference aims to form a community and give support, both for the bereaved and bereavement workers.

WHAT: I will be delivering two workshops:

Creative Writing to Rejuvenate Bereavement Professionals and Volunteers

 

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Art-Making to Rejuvenate Bereavement Professionals and Volunteers

 

If you would like information about any of my seminars and workshops, please email me at [email protected]

 

Mentoring Aspiring Writers at the Blue Pencil Cafe

 

Not only am I teaching two awesome sessions at the Words in 3 Dimensions Conference May 2015, but I am also mentoring aspiring writers through the Blue Pencil Café. As a part of the conference, writers may send me a few pages of their work and/or questions about the writing life and career. We will get together at a designated time during the conference where I will pack as much mentoring support as I can into a twenty-minute session. If you want to chat with me, make sure to sign up early. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Words in 3 Dimensions 2015

May 22 – 24, 2015

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta

Registration opens February 1, 2015

 

Blue Pencil Café

Sunday, May 24, 2015

12:00 Noon – 2:00PM

 

Visit the conference schedule by clicking here.

 

Want to know about the two sessions I’m teaching at Words in 3D? Click here to read about:

(1) How to Take a Picture Worthy of Your Words

(2) Memorable Memoir: Writing Personal Stories.

 

 

I’m Teaching Two Sessions at Words in 3D Conferencence

In May 2015 aspiring writers will convene to learn and be challenged in the areas of writing, editing and publishing. I attended the Words in 3 Dimensions Conference last year and found it wildly valuable, plus a great opportunity to connect with other literary artists. With so many good memories in my pocket, it was an honour to be asked to present at the 2015 event.

 

Here is information about Words in 3D and the two sessions I will be teaching:

 

Words in 3 Dimensions 2015

May 22 – 24, 2015

Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta

Registration opens February 1, 2015

 

How to Take a Picture Worthy of Your Words

Saturday, May 23, 2014

11:30AM – 12:45PM

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.

 

Memorable Memoir: Writing Personal Stories

Saturday, May 23, 2015

4:00PM – 5:15PM

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.