A little over a year ago, I wandered into the Chapters store in my neighbourhood. I was immediately drawn to the vibrant energy of a woman standing by a table, which displayed a number of books. We exchanged smiles, and she asked if she could tell me about her book. I though ‘ooooh, an author here in the flesh and blood’!! Of course I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about her and her stories. I walked away with one of her works, ‘Safe’, which I could not put down once I started reading it!
When I shared with her that I had started to venture into the writing world, she was quick to provide advice and support. She recommended that I attend When Words Collide, a volunteer driven writing conference. When I looked it up and read all about it, I could not believe that it was actually a very full three days of non stop sessions for the minimal cost of $55! Well known and experienced authors would be speaking on all sorts of juicy topics.
I thought to myself, ‘oh my, I think I need to go to this’! I had no idea what I was really getting into. Continue reading “Inspiration, Creativity and Community at When Words Collide”