Japan relief, copyright and more…

There’s a lot of ground to cover in this post. There are a few events in the near and very-near future that PWAC Quebec members might want to know about.

  • First, on March 25 – that’s tomorrow – a number of international- and Montreal-based writers are gathering together for  “Readings from the Ring of Fire”, a gesture of solidarity and support  for Japan and for the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The full description of the event can be found here. For more information, contact Alice Petersen, 514-277-1395 or lilkiwi@videotron.ca.
  • Next, on April 5 at 4pm, AELAQ and the QWF will host Mike Shatzkin, renowned founder and CEO of the New York-based company Idea Logical, who will speak about the future of books. Mr. Shatzkin is at the forefront of present-day thinking on digital change in the book publishing industry. He addresses leading conferences, book fairs and industry groups around the globe, partnering with publishers, suppliers and other stakeholders. His blog, The Shatzkin Files, is among the most consulted commentaries on digital change in trade publishing. The event will be held at the Atwater Library.  Admission is free. Please RSVP at aelaq@bellnet.ca.
  • Finally, the QWF  and the Montreal Artists Legal Clinic (CJAM) are hosting a free seminar, “An Introduction to Copyright”. Presented by Me Lee Johnson, lawyer at Gowlings, this free one-hour session is for people who work or want to work in the entertainment or cultural field, and are eager to learn about some legal issues that they could come across. The event will be held on Friday, April 8 from 12:00 to 1:00 Atwater Library. Admission is free, and bring your lunch.

And that, my friends, is it!


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