Remembering 2019

The 2019 Lineup 

The PEI Experience

Outside of instructional time, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in authentic Island experiences, such as a lobster supper, walking tour of Charlottetown, Mi’kmaq traditional storytelling and blessing, a local craft brewery tour, and a traditional PEI beach experience. Networking among participants, facilitators, and presenters will be an integral component of Wild Threads.

 Feature
Workshops

  • Conquering the first chapter of your novel 
  • Applying the tools of fiction to your memoir or biography
  • Using audio to promote your writing; podcasting in the digital age 
  • How does the story speak? Considering dialogue
  • Historical premise in poetry and essay
  • Radical writing as an agent for change 
  • Genre bending: Using music as a poetic tool
  • Storytelling, performance and building connection with the audience

Feature Panels

  • Publishing panel: advice about Canadian trends, market conditions, and common practices. 
  • Love vs. marketability: How editorial decisions are made 
  • What literary agents look for in works, what they look for in authors
  • Mini-pitch session with literary agent Hilary McMahon
  • From yes to press: Author contracts & reading the fine print 
  • Self-publishing: Being your own boss

The 2019 Lineup 

The PEI Experience

Outside of instructional time, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in authentic Island experiences, such as a lobster supper, walking tour of Charlottetown, Mi’kmaq traditional storytelling and blessing, a local craft brewery tour, and a traditional PEI beach experience. Networking among participants, facilitators, and presenters will be an integral component of Wild Threads.

 Feature
Workshops

  • Conquering the first chapter of your novel 
  • Applying the tools of fiction to your memoir or biography
  • Using audio to promote your writing; podcasting in the digital age 
  • How does the story speak? Considering dialogue
  • Historical premise in poetry and essay
  • Radical writing as an agent for change 
  • Genre bending: Using music as a poetic tool
  • Storytelling, performance and building connection with the audience

Feature Panels

  • Publishing panel: advice about Canadian trends, market conditions, and common practices. 
  • Love vs. marketability: How editorial decisions are made 
  • What literary agents look for in works, what they look for in authors
  • Mini-pitch session with literary agent Hilary McMahon
  • From yes to press: Author contracts & reading the fine print 
  • Self-publishing: Being your own boss