National Magazine Awards, Writing Workshops

It’s a twofer today.

Call for Entries: National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards Foundation is looking for the best work in Canadian magazine publishing from 2011. The submissions process for this year’s awards will open on December 1 at Magazines and freelancers are invited to submit their work in one or more of our 45 written, visual, integrated and special categories. Review the NMAF’s Eligibility & Rules before you submit. You may also want to review our FAQ. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 13, 2012 at 5pm ET. All submissions must be received in their entirety to be eligible.

Blue Met Online Writing Workshops

For 2012 Blue Met offers two online writing workshops focusing on the works of two renowned French writers who will participate in the 2012 Festival. The workshops will be led by professional writing expert and Blue Met Programming Consultant Annie Heminway, professor at New York University.

Works from the two authors will form the basis for the content in the coursework and Ms. Heminway will comment on written pieces by participants, offering individual feedback. At the end of the workshops, participants can choose to have their pieces featured on the soon to be launched new Blue Met website.

These workshops are offered to all those who love literature and who wish to express themselves in French, whether they are professionals or amateurs, and whether French is their mother tongue or not. FSL students welcome!

The authors featured in the workshop are:

  • Ananda Devi, Mauritian author of Les hommes qui me parlent (Gallimard, 2011) and Le sari vert (Gallimard, 2009); online session will take place from January 30 to February 12, 2012
  • Léonora Miano, Cameroonian author of Blues pour Elise (Plon, 2010) and Les Aubes écarlates (Plon, 2009; online session will take place from February 13 to 26, 2012

To register or for more information, contact Blue Met’s Gregory McCormick.

Registration fee per workshop: CA$120
Registration deadlines are January 23, 2012 for the Ananda Devi workshop; February 6, 2012 for the Léonora Miano workshop. Space is limited.


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