Grant MacEwan University
Get Publishing 2011: At the Edge of Print
At the Edge of Print was a resounding success with over 100 participants this year, the largest in the conference's 10 year history. Thanks to all the presenters and pitch catchers for their insight and advice; thank you to all the volunteers who put in countless hours planning and organizing over the last several months; and last, but not least, thank you to all the participants (logonauts) who came out and who dare to sail to the Edge and beyond!
Watch our main site for upcoming Get Publishing events to keep your momentum going.
As presenter Joyce Byrne said, "May you all earn $1.50/word!"
Register soon, spots are filling quickly! Click here to download a pdf copy of the conference brochure.
Get Publishing is pleased to announce our keynote speakers!
Friday Night Keynote
Andrew Steeves, Publisher, Gaspereau Press
As this year’s Friday Night Keynote, Andrew Steeves brings Gaspereau Press to Get Publishing—literally! Speaking to you live from Kentville, Nova Scotia, through the wonders of technology, Andrew will take you on a virtual guided tour of the very hand-cranked printing presses that produced this year’s ScotiaBank Giller prize winner, The Sentimentalists. Then, he’ll share Gaspereau’s secret to how the press manages to balance a staunch commitment to the book as object of art with the latest technological innovations—and still meet the bottom line. You’ll learn how Gaspereau combines intense authorial collaboration, print craftsmanship, and inventive distribution to bring each book to life. Then toss him all those questions you’ve been dying to ask during the real-time Q&A session!
Saturday Morning Keynote
Minister Faust, Author of From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain
Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Edmonton author Minister Faust is a risk-taker. During his keynote address, with his trademarked mix of comic and profound, Minister Faust will reveal how he’s built and advanced his edge in style, in content, in research, in social networking, in multimedia, and in recognising the Next Big Thing,
including his just-announced decision to leave Big-6 publishing, and, like J.A. Konrath… go indie.
Get Publishing Takes It to the Edge!
Get Publishing 2011: At the Edge of Print connects writers with editors and publishers to explore the outer limits of the written word. This innovative, interactive conference invites participants to seek out new opportunities, new media, and new genres.
Pitch your ideas to a publisher. Draw inspiration from our keynote speakers. Attend the panels, browse the marketplace, don your thinking caps at the writers' circus.
Join us May 6 and 7, 2011, at the Robbins Health Learning Centre, Grant MacEwan University—and go where no pen has gone before.