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    The Art of Micro-Fiction

    Tuesday March 21 2023 7-9 pm MT Sign Up Instructor: paulo da costa From one sentence-long to 1000 words stories, join paulo in learning the necessary skills to hone your writing craft in order to deliver a compact and compelling narrative. Learn to effectively distill a story down to its most impacting emotional moment. Successful micro-fictions leave a lasting impression on a reader’s mind. paulo has been writing sudden fiction since the 90’s and has published over 100 sudden fictions in his writing career. His micro fictions have won competitions, have been anthologized internationally, translated to other languages and recorded in audiobooks. His latest work, The Midwife of Torment and…

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    Grant(ed) – The Successful Grant

    Teaching Grant(ed) – The Successful Grant Instructor: paulo da costa $45.00 Tuesday March 7 7-9pm MT – on-line Sign Up MEMBER PRICE: $33.75 (with member coupon AWCSM25) NON-MEMBER PRICE: $45.00 Do the writing grants seem like an unattainable mirage? What are jurors evaluating in the application project? How to make your strongest proposal in this ultra competitive field? Grant writing is both an art and a skill. Make your grant stand out from the hundreds in the pile. paulo has been an adjudicator for several Canadian grant organizations that provide funding to authors, and in his writing career has received numerous writing and research grants from the Canada Council, B.C Arts Council,…

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    Writing mentorship with paulo da costa at AWC

    Author Development Program (ADP) 2022/23 https://www.alexandrawriters.org/author-development-program.html Check out the details on how to work on your manuscript with me at the Alexandra Writers Centre during the 2023 ADP season. In person or remotely (anywhere in the country). Program Time Frame/Length: January 2023 – June 2023 (6 months) The program ends with a reading and celebration. This may be done online and will depend on the location of all participants. Program Fee:$100 non-refundable application fee (application fee will be deducted from program fee upon successful application.)$2700/participant (subsidies and flexible payment options available) please ask AWC Fee includes: One year AWCS membership, one-on-one story coaching, private workshops designed just for Story Makers,…