Teaching in 2014

The manuscript of Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North¬†will soon be with my editor at Dundurn, and between revisions and planning fabulous launch parties across Canada, I’ll be happily teaching a few courses at the U of A Faculty of Extension in early 2014. If you’re in the Edmonton area and interested, please register and c’mon out!

Writing for Magazines (Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm, Jan 22-Mar 5).

Learn how to write compelling nonfiction for hungry magazine markets. Topics we’ll address include: types of nonfiction; finding and developing ideas; form, organization, and first drafts; revision strategies and style.¬† We’ll also discuss market research techniques, submission protocols, and ways to make editors take notice. Blogging and social media will be included as a brand-building tool as will best practices of good magazine/newspaper article-writing.

In-class writing exercises and some at-home reading will be required. Throughout the course, you will also be offered feedback towards the development of a publishable magazine story of your own.

*Very excited to be co-teaching this course with my friend and colleague, Caitlin Crawshaw!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer Promotion in the Digital Age (Sat. Feb 22 9:30am-4:30pm)

Gone are the days a writer can afford to work in isolation. Now, each author – whether with a traditional publisher or going “Indie” – faces pressure to be their own promoter, online and in real life. Learn to make the best use of precious time and money. Come away knowing: the difference between marketing and promotion; how to identify your promotional personality strengths and challenges; the most important online tools, and one “sin” to avoid for each. You’ll select an online and “analog” tool to immediately integrate into your promotional strategies.

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  1. Drawing on interviews with Laurentian’s owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovative company’s colorful 60-year history from its founding in Ottawa in 1936 with Waco biplanes through the 1990s when it operated This book tells the story of Laurentian Air Services and its subsidiaries, Air Schefferville, Delay River Outfitters and more. Drawing on interviews with Laurentian’s owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovative company’s colorful 60-year history from its founding in Ottawa in 1936 with Waco biplanes through the 1990s when it operated twin-engine turboprops. This book is filled with lively flying anecdotes from the cockpits of world-famous bushplanes, including the de Havilland Beaver and Otter, the Douglas DC-3 and the Grumman Goose.

  2. Drawing on interviews with Laurentian’s owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovative company’s colorful 60-year history from its founding in Ottawa in 1936 with Waco biplanes through the 1990s when it operated This book tells the story of Laurentian Air Services and its subsidiaries, Air Schefferville, Delay River Outfitters and more. Drawing on interviews with Laurentian’s owners, pilots and ground crew, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail explores this innovative company’s colorful 60-year history from its founding in Ottawa in 1936 with Waco biplanes through the 1990s when it operated twin-engine turboprops. This book is filled with lively flying anecdotes from the cockpits of world-famous bushplanes, including the de Havilland Beaver and Otter, the Douglas DC-3 and the Grumman Goose.

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