At WordsFall 2018
Posted: April 26, 2019
Event Dates: November 2, 2018 to November 3, 2018
One thing I really appreciate from the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) is the two main events they organize each year. Named WordSpring and WordsFall, both of these represent great opportunities to connect with fellow authors, learn about the craft (via workshops and presentations) and share my own work (by selling books and performing a reading).
WordsFall 2018 took place at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre in St. Andrews, NB, on November 2–3. Friday night, I stayed at the St. Andrews Inn & Suites, walking distance from the centre. It rained during both days.
On Friday night, I performed a reading from The Conclave. It went well and I greatly enjoyed the other readings as well (from a combination of established and new authors). Prior to the reading, I was putting a few copies of my book on a table when someone surprised me by asking if I was the author of The Burden of the Protector. I replied in the affirmative and the woman, Jane Tims, told me that she greatly enjoyed the story and had won a copy a while back (I had donated a few copies during Word Feast 2017 and one of those copies found its way into her hands). Meeting Jane and hearing about how she enjoyed Burden made my weekend.
On Saturday morning, I assisted to a workshop titled "Researching Historical Fiction", with C.J. Masson. It was a lot of fun. In the afternoon, I skipped the workshop and instead went to park along the water, where I wrote for about 2 hours. Taking time to write in this manner is not something I often do. It was quite enjoyable. The view was magnificent and the sound of the rain tapping on the car soothing; a perfect setup for writing. Once done, I slowly drove back home.