One of my goals for this year is to take advantage of more of the writing-related events in my area. I’ve been a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild for a couple of years now, and while I’ve attended a few of their events, there have been plenty of others that I should have made more of an effort to take in. I’m going to do my best to make sure that doesn’t happen this year.
The first event to catch my attention was Talking Fresh, a series of writing discussions held annually at the University of Regina. The event features a panel discussion on the Friday afternoon, followed on Saturday by individual talks led by each of the panelists. This year’s theme was Risk Band, focusing largely on the risks writers must take in their work.
I couldn’t make it to Friday’s panel discussion, but I was able to take in all of Saturday’s talks. Today, I want to give you an overview of what I learned.