San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Arts grants are an incredible resource -- but one that too many of us aren't quite sure how to use. But regardless of genre, age category, or whether you're a new or experienced writer, you can write a grant application that works.
Join authors and editors Michael Matheson and Leah Bobet -- recipients of seven grants between them! -- for a two-hour practical workshop on the ins and outs of writing your best grant application. We'll cover basics, the resources available to Canadian writers, what happens after you win a grant, and how to gauge if your project is ready to apply.
All attendees will receive a 10% discount coupon to be used toward purchases same day at Bakka-Phoenix Books.
When & Where
Leah Bobet & Michael Matheson
Leah Bobet’s first novel, Above, was nominated for the 2012 Andre Norton Award and the 2013 Aurora Award, and her short fiction has appeared in several Year’s Best anthologies. She is editor of the long-running speculative literary magazine Ideomancer Speculative Fiction and a bookseller at Bakka-Phoenix Books, Canada's oldest science fiction bookstore; she spends her summers on civic engagement activism, live music, and picking Toronto’s secret urban plum trees. Her second novel,An Inheritance of Ashes, will appear from Clarion Books/Scholastic Canada in Fall 2015.
Michael Matheson is a genderfluid writer, editor, anthologist, and occasional poet out of Toronto (the one in Canada). Michael is a Clarion West ('14) graduate, a Managing Editor (CZP eBooks) with ChiZine Publications, and a former Submissions Editor with Apex Magazine. As an anthologist, Michael has three books coming out over the course of 2015-16 (Start a Revolution; This Patchwork Flesh; and The Humanity of Monsters), and their own fiction and poetry has appeared in a handful of venues, including Ideomancer, Illumen, and various anthologies including Fractured and Chilling Tales 2. You can find them online at http://michaelmatheson.wordpress.com.