Anatomy of a Book: Contracts

 

Elizabeth Eve and Martin Glogier will give a presentation and answer questions about author-publisher contracts. This will include an overview of traditional royalty contracts, as well as other current publishing models. Martin will explain the nuts and bolts of a contract and review the legal vocabulary and provisions that are common in this context. Elizabeth will divulge how authors can understand the content and consequences of the publishing contract, both traditional and new modes of publishing.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Elizabeth Eve has been a bookseller, a publisher, an editor, project manager, consultant and general dog's body in the book industry, mostly in Atlantic Canada. She has also been a program officer at the Canada Council for the Arts and is now  retired from a day-job, living in Halifax, doing editing and assisting in the promotion of Canadian literature. 

Martin Glogier is a lawyer by trade, and an entrepreneur in spirit.  Originally from Ottawa, Marty now lives in Halifax and joined the Artists’ Legal Information Society as a Director in 2014.  Marty holds a keen interest in the arts, with particular emphasis in publishing works of fiction (across multiple mediums).  Marty is committed to improving the prospects of Nova Scotia’s arts industry, and believes that the information-sharing role ALIS plays is a critical component to a healthy and vibrant industry.  Marty holds a law degree and a M.B.A. from Dalhousie University, and has represented all manner of artists in his private practice to date.  Marty currently works as a solicitor at the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

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Location: 
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS
Price: 
25.00 CAD
Member Price: 
15.00 CAD
Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Getting Out of Your Own Way So You Just Can Write - An Online Workshop with Stephanie Domet

When: Thursdays, 7 pm to 9 pm. Four sessions: February 2nd - 23rd, 2017. 

Where: Online. All participants must have access to a computer with a web camera and a microphone. Please note that all participants are responsible for ensuring they can access the online session. Although instructions will be given on how to access the session, technical support will not be provided by either the WFNS office or the instructor. We suggest conducting test sessions prior to the workshop start date to ensure adequate audio and video quality. The WFNS is not responsible if individual participants are unable to access the session due to computer issues. All participants must be residents of Nova Scotia. 

For: Fiction writers who have made some headway but may not have completed a project.

Cost: $120 Members/$180 Non-Members  

In this four-week course, geared to fiction writers, novelist Stephanie Domet will lead participants through writing exercises, guided visualizations, and other techniques to help stuck writers get un-stuck. A natural-born procrastinator who spent fifteen years as a journalist with constant deadlines, Domet is an expert in when it’s time to fight your essential nature, and when it’s time to let it rule the day—and how to tell the difference. It’s not necessary to have a project in progress to take this workshop—you’ll surely have one on the go by the time it’s done.

Stephanie Domet is the author of two books, Homing and Fallsy Downsies, both published by Invisible. She lives in Halifax where she is forever trying to perfect homemade ravioli, and Sweet Caroline on the piano.

***Members, you must log on to your account in order to access the discounted rate. Please note that you must renew your membership for 2017 in order to take this workshop at the member rate. If you do not renew for 2017, you will be asked to pay the non-member rate. 

Location: 
Online
Price: 
180.00 CAD
Member Price: 
120.00 CAD
Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

So You Want To Write Science Fiction

WHAT: So You Want To Write Science Fiction

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 2016. 6:30-8:30 PM.

WHERE: WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.

COST: $15/Members, $25/Non-Members 

Have you ever wanted to know more about science fiction? Are you a fan who hasn't yet picked up a pencil, or a writer in another genre who has always been curious about SF? Join Jason Haslam and Julian Mortimer Smith to learn the ins and outs of this popular, far-reaching genre with a long and varied history.

Julian will provide practical advice on how to write and publish science fiction stories. He will focus on the craft and process of writing sci-fi and give an overview of some of the conventions of the genre. He'll also provide tips on getting published and introduce the major magazines (and other markets) that specialize in science fiction.  Jason will discuss some of the history of science fiction, as well as address some of the critical definitions of the genre – what makes science fiction “science fiction” – and explain some of the more common forms it takes.  He’ll also address the relationship between science fiction and other genre fictions (for example, fantasy, the gothic, or weird fiction).

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Julian Mortimer Smith has published more than a dozen stories in some of the world's top speculative fiction magazines, including Asimov's, Terraform, Daily Science Fiction, and AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review. One of his stories ("Headshot") was included in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. He has also worked as a freelance writer and editor for clients ranging from a romance publisher to a major board game company. You can find out more about his work at his website, julianmortimersmith.com

Jason Haslam is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University, where he teaches courses on science fiction, utopias, and popular culture, among other topics.  He is the author or editor of several books, including the study Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction (Routledge, 2015), the textbook Thinking Popular Culture (Pearson, 2015), and the essay collection American Gothic Cultures (University of Edinburgh Press, 2016).  You can see more at his website, jasonhaslam.ca

 *** Members, please note that you must renew your membership for 2017 in order to access the member rate. If you do not renew for 2017, you will be asked to pay the non-member rate. 

Location: 
WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
Price: 
25.00 CAD
Member Price: 
15.00 CAD
Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm