Would-be writers and storytellers, here’s an opportunity to learn from the professionals. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL)’s New Adult Advisory Board is hosting a panel discussion with writers working in different fields: editing, short story/poetry writing, journalism, and writing for YouTube.
The free, virtual Writing as a Career: Panel Discussion event takes place Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 6 to 7 p.m., with the chance to ask questions of four experienced writers. Register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6471180.
The library provided the following details on the speakers:
Danielle Anderson (she/her) first began working as an editor in 2007 and has worked on a variety of projects since—everything from blog posts to full-length books. She enjoys helping both new and experienced authors improve their writing while maintaining their own unique voice.
Frances Koziar (she/her) is a local Kingston author with prose and poetry that has been published in over 75 different literary magazines and outlets, including Best Canadian Essays 2021, Daily Science Fiction, CBC: Opinion, and SubTerrain. She is also a young, disabled retiree and a social justice advocate.
Holley Maley (she/her) is a freelance writer and editor working out of Victoria, BC who has used her research and communication skills to create content for businesses, universities, and more. She currently writes scripts for the YouTube channel Future Proof, which explores how companies and brands are shaping the future for better, or for worse, through their products and policies.
Taylor Tye (she/kwe/elle) is a Kingstonian through-and-through, having graduated from Frontenac Secondary School and completed her Bachelor of Arts in English at Queen’s University. She now works as a freelance journalist with Kingstonist News and Skeleton Park Press, and is the owner and creative behind Jackpine Designs.
“There are many different career paths that writers and storytellers can pursue,” shared Kristen Lemay, Teen and New Adult Services Librarian. “Our New Adult Advisory Board wanted to inspire the next generation of writers and showcase some of the options available to people who have an interest in writing.”