So...You Want to Write a Book Interactive Workshop

Get Your Ideas out of Your Head and Onto the Page

For Aspiring Authors & Book Publishers

It's time to publish your book!

Join us on Saturday, June 10, for a unique, fully immersive workshop that will connect people who live and work in the Markham and York Region area for four hours of networking and personal development.

The learning sessions, author panel, and author working tables make this a first of its kind event in York Region. 

Topics covered include, but are not limited to: 

• leveraging your book as a business card 
• getting started in writing a book 
• dealing with writer’s block 
• traditional publishers vs. e-publishers 
• getting started on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) 
• how to create activity books, puzzle books and journals, and 
• the do’s and don’ts of working with writing partners/ghostwriters.

The workshop will feature local authors as our special guest panelists. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, stumbling blocks, rough notes, and book ideas to the workshop with you. 

Get feedback on everything from Laura Connor and Suzen Fromstein, the workshop presenters, as well as the author panelists. Can’t attend in person? 

This is a fully in-person event.  Virtual attendance is not available.

Workshop Snapshot

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Markham Train Station Community Centre, 214 Main Street Markham N.,
                 Markham, Ontario, L3P 1Y5

WHAT'S HAPPENING:  Session #1 - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of Writing your 1st Book
                                          Session #2 - How to Publish Your 1st Book on Amazon KDP in 45 minutes
                                          Published Author Insights Panel - “Don’t Feed the Alligators”
                                          Rapid Fire / Round Robin Working Groups

HOW to ATTEND:  In-person tickets are available.

Get your tickets for the workshop HERE!

10 Reasons You Should Attend the  
"So...You Want to Write A Book Workshop"

  • Discover what you need to do to kickstart your publication journey
  • Obtain insight on different genres from local author panelists
  • Get feedback on your specific book ideas from the author panelists
  • Learn the steps you need to take to get started on writing or publishing your first book
  • Network with attendees, organizers, and author panelists
  • Take-home Workbook to help you get organized
  • Convenient location for Markham & York Region residents
  • Door Prizes, Raffles & Swag
  • Light refreshments will be served

Writing a book is equal parts inspiration, motivation & perspiration!
This fully immersive workshop has been designed to provide an optimum learning environment.

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To join our amazing group of local sponsors, please click HERE.