Multiple Author Social Events | The Writer’s Block | Avalon Expo

Along with all the great writing panels at The Writer’s Block this month, there are also tons of great opportunities to relax and be social, and talk one-on-one with your favorite authors! They’re listed below!

Friday Aug 25
6:00pm-8:00pm – Author Social

Saturday Aug 26
10:00am-10:50am – Breakfast Write-In

Sunday Aug 27
10:00am-10:50am – Breakfast Write-In


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Learn Scriptwriting! | The Writer’s Block | Avalon Expo

One of our last lectures, from 2:30-3:30 on August 27 2017, involves script-writing at the art of turning your work into script-format! This is a popular discussion when we have qualified writers present to speak on it, and thankfully the Avalon Expo sponsored guest Ali House (The Six Elemental) is an playwright in her own right! 🙂

House is coming prepared to sprinkle in her knowledge with a geeky twist, with notes on science-fiction, dystopian future, superhero, and YA fantasy scriptwriting tips and tricks.


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Vampires, Publishing and Promoting, Oh my! | The Writer’s Block | Avalon Expo

The Newfoundland Vampire author Charles O’Keefe takes us through the publishing and promotion of vampire and genre fiction in the province, August 27 from 2:00-2:30PM.

Charles O’Keefe lives in the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada, with his wife and cats, Jude and Eleanor. He is a co-owner of a beauty business and enjoys many hobbies and activities that include writing, reading, watching fantasy/science-fiction movies and television shows, gaming, poker, walking, Pilates, Ingress and of course fantasizing about vampires. He is currently with Four Phoenixes Publishing and is very happy there.

Since 2015 he has published 4 books in The Newfoundland Vampire series, including Killer on the Road, The Gathering Dark, and The Chaos Stories.


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Getting Edited! | The Writer’s Block | Avalon Expo

Now that your manuscript is done, get advice on the often overlooked stage of the writing process: editing! Led by three of the genre communities most prominent editors, Erin Vance, AJ Ryan, and Heather Reilly, this panel will take you through how to get an editor, the types of editing, and how to manage the feedback you get from your editor.

Join us Sunday, August 27 from 11am-12:15pm at the Avalon expo Writer’s Block to learn more about this important part of the publishing process! 🙂


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Engen 10th Anniversary | The Writer’s Block | Avalon Expo

From 12noon-12:50 on Saturday August 26, come celebrate the Engen Books 10 year Anniversary with Ali House, Amanda Labonté, Ellen Curtis, Erin Vance, and Matthew LeDrew! We often celebrate the writing and production of our novels, we’re going to take a minute to sit and talk about us, behind the scenes, and reflect on the last 10 years as well as give hints as to what to expect in the next ten years! ❤


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Writing Fantasy and Paranormal | The Writer’s Block

The next Writer’s Block course we’d like to announce as happening during Avalon Expo is Writing for Fantasy and Paranormal, which is tentatively scheduled for Saturday August 26th from 2-2:50PM!

The panel will be hosted by Heather Reilly (Binding of the Almatraek) and Amanda Labonté (Call of the Sea, Supernatural Causes), two of the leaders in genre writing in the province, after the explosive success of their duo at Sci-Fi on the Rock 11!


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The Most Dysfunctional Writing Panel Ever! | The Writer’s Block

Everyone knew this one was coming: It’s the next installment of the Most Dysfunctional Writing Panel Ever! Social norms and politeness go out the window as authors argue over the ‘correct’ answer to your questions! This event will finish off The Writer’s Block at Avalon Expo, and be 90 minutes long, going from 3:30pm-5pm on Sunday, August 27, 2017!

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