Greetings Carbon Based Bipieds*,
It's been a long time since I posted an update on this blog, in fact it was June 21, 2021. That's coming up on 14 months! But it sure seemed to go by fast though, I guess I must have been busy doing something (other than work that is)!
For the last 20 years or so we have been regularly meeting at the Edmonton Public Library's Capilano Branch, however that came to a rather abrupt end when that pesky Covid virus showed up. Now that things are starting to get back to normal on this little old planet of ours we were thinking of going back to the library for our regular meetings, but this won't be happening - Why you ask?
Simply put the on-line system we have developed over the last 2 years is working extremely well, and everyone has got quite comfortable with this arrangement, as have most people in the western world who were forced to work from home. This can aptly be seen when you walk downtown in likely many cities, as the formerly busy shopping malls are deserted (or really close to it), there are lots of vacancies, etc. At least that's the way it is in downtown Edmonton!
Another reason for this is that I really had no idea how spread out our membership was, and while it would be great seeing people in three dimensions again it seems rather a waste to have people travel long distances for a two hour meeting twice a month.
So with that in mind we won't be returning to the library for our regular meetings.
We have formed a partnership with the Edmonton Public Library and will be hosting in-person presentations/workshops on various writing topics. They will be advertised on the EPL website, and this blog to start with, so stay tuned for these to start in the relatively near future, most will likely be held at the Capilano Branch of EPL, but other locations may be scheduled as well.
Some of these presentations will feature guest speakers from various professions, while others will concern themselves with writing themed techniques. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics please see the list on our website, and let us know of any others you'd like to see.
On the other hand, if you do a job that you have seen portrayed incorrectly in a story, and would like to correct the wrong for future writers then place contact us and we'll do our best to fit you in.
Now, get busy writing!
* Opening purloined from Sir Arthur C. Clarke's book of the same title, because it's a real cool way of opening a message, or at least I think so. It's also a really great book to read - try it!
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