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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Goodreads author reading and conversation

Marina Endicott did a presentation about how to get your work published at the Ermineskin Elementary school on March 28, 1 pm. Her advice was to start writing for magazines and enter your work for writing contests.  Marina Endicott was born in Golden, BC, and grew up with three sisters and a brother, mostly in Nova Scotia and Toronto. She worked as an actor and director before going to England, where she began to write fiction. After London she went west to Saskatoon, where she was dramaturge at the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre for many years before going farther west to Mayerthorpe, Alberta; she now lives in Edmonton. Her first novel, Open Arms, was short-listed for the Amazon/Books In Canada First Novel award in 2002. Her second,Good to a Fault, was a finalist for the 2008 Giller Prize and won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Canada/Caribbean region. The Little Shadows, her latest book, longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize, was a finalist for this year's Governor General's Award and will be published in the UK and Australia in spring 2012. She is at work on a new novel, Hughtopia.

The event was organized by ABC Life Literacy to celebrate, 'I am Still Learning' week.'   Colleen McGinnis from Caelin Artworks came to listen to the author.

Pictures are posted on the following page.

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