Join us for our first “PERCshop” in partnership with the Peace and Environment Resource Centre!
We’re pleased to be partnering with PERC for our next NCENN session. This session will be an introduction to some of the basic principles of writing short, magazine or blog style articles to effectively communicate with the public about your work (possibly in the Peace & Environment News!).
Friday, October 27, 2017
1:30-3:30, 5:30-7:30 PM
969 Wellington St W, 2nd Floor, Ottawa
An introduction overview will be followed by an informal panel discussion featuring:
Adrian Larose, PERC Board – Adrian is the former board secretary and long-time volunteer writer for the PEN. He has a degree in journalism and a wealth of writing and editing experience.
Katherine Forster, Wild.Here. – Katherine is the Ottawa representative for Faith & the Common Good, but she also publishes the blog Wild.Here. together with her partner, which highlights ways for urban Ottawans to connect with nature wherever they are, and some of the fantastic greenspaces you may not know about.
Amanda Bird, Positive Planet – We got to know Amanda during her summer placement with the Sustainable Enterprise Alliance. She’s a biology major at Carleton who is passionate about Zero Waste living, and guest blogs for Positive Planet.
Networking and discussion time to follow.
NCENN sessions usually end at 3:30, but this one is just taking a break!
Stick around and use the space, or join us again at 5:30 – 7:30 PM for a Wine Down Friday event and Write-In! We’ll provide some snacks and some wine (feel free to bring your own though if you want!), and various writerly folks from PERC and other groups will be around to answer your writing questions, provide inspiration, encouragement, and editing advice.
Peck away on your laptop, scribble in a notebook, or just grab a sheet of paper and a pencil from the nearest table.
Stop in for a quick chat, or get started laying out your novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Pitch some ideas for a PEN article, or stop in for some proof-reading help.
Donations to PERC to offset costs will be gratefully accepted, but are definitely not necessary.