Our seminars, webinars and networking events provide safe, nurturing environments where our artists can speak freely about their work and broaden their professional network.
UPCOMING EVENT: Money Matters
June 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Money issues? Who doesn’t have them! Join us for a Money Matters presentation with TD Business Management Analyst Jennifer Tomic, a TD employee who is very kindly volunteering her time and expertise. We have been very fortunate to partner with TD on our DD-TD Black Playwrights Program this past year. When we reached out to them about a LnL focussed on financial planning, they were happy to tailor one to our needs. Jennifer will discuss practical strategies for saving and making your dollars count as you invest for your future.SIGN UP NOW
UPCOMING EVENT: How To Get An Agent: UK Edition
June 17, 2021 12:00 pm
Calling all fiction writers! UK-based agent, Madeleine Millburn, will be the panelist for this month’s Lunch N’ Learn on How To Get An Agent. During this workshop, Madeleine will address the following questions: how do I write a query letter? how do I get an agent? what is the process of a UK agent acquiring a Canadian writer And more! It is encouraged participants come with questions prepared. Note: Her presentation will be tailored specifically to fiction. Madeleine founded Madeleine Milburn Ltd in 2012, and it is now a major international literary agency based in the UK. Working with a network of publishers and producers based all over the world, Madeleine represents debut writers, journalists, and established authors. With her tight-knit team, she handles all rights to every book including UK, US, international and Film & TV.SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: Literary Grant Writing 101
March 31, 2021 12:30 pm
With the June 15th TAC Grant for Writers fast approaching, first time and repeat applicants may be wondering what they can do to strengthen their application and what things to avoid. Join Dance & Literary Grants Manager, Catalina Fellay-Dunbar, for a free workshop on literary grant writing tips, as well as advice on what applicants can do to create a strong application for their project.SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: A Beginner’s Guide to Bookstagram: For Authors and Bloggers
April 13, 2021 12:00 am
The ‘Bookstagram’ community has flourished on social media over the last few years, creating a unique space for readers and writers. For authors and bloggers, Bookstagram can be a great tool for sharing your work and connecting with like minded readers. With the right approach, there is so much potential this community can bring you— promoting your project, getting it into the hands of readers, creating fun and shareable content or simply enjoying book reviews and gorgeous bookish photos. Join Book Blogger, Writer and DD Marketing Coordinator Tiara Jade Chutkhan for a workshop on creating high quality bookish content, finding your niche and attracting the right following for your Bookstagram page.SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: 7 Things I Learned While Promoting During A Pandemic
February 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Join four-time author Farzana Doctor for a FREE workshop on using social media, finding influencers, creating and attracting people to your events, asking for help, working with a publicist and more. This workshop will be helpful to any writer working to increase their profile and especially for those with a book contract and who are thinking about how to promote a future book.SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: Beginners Guide to Goodreads: For Authors & Bloggers
January 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Goodreads can often be a confusing and even scary platform for authors and bloggers. If you’ve been told time and time again to create an account but have no idea where to start, this guide will get you up and running and ultimately enjoying the platform. Join Book Blogger, Writer and DD Marketing Assistant, Tiara Chutkhan as we explore the different ways authors and bloggers can utilize the Goodreads platform to their advantage.SIGN UP NOW
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