WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


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October 2018

Toronto Public Library: Writer in Residency Session #2

#MeToo and the Romance Genre

Join Writer in Residence Stefanie London and Harlequin editor Diana Grimaldi, for a look at how the romance genre has changed in the wake of #MeToo. This discussion will cover power dynamics, consent, modernizing classic romance tropes and understanding how these issues affect all aspects of a romance story, not just the love scenes. Get insight into what romance editors look for when assessing manuscript submissions and how they work with authors to make sexy and compelling stories that portray healthy, balanced relationships. Find out more here.

When: October 16th 2018, 6-8:30pm

Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. Room #101

November 2018

Toronto Public Library: Writer in Residency Session #3

HEAs for All, Diversity in Romance Publishing

The power of the HEA (happily ever after) should be available to all people. But the romance genre, like many other areas of publishing, has significant work to do in being more inclusive of both diverse authors and characters. Hear from #ownvoices authors Jackie Lau and Farah Heron, talking with Writer in Residence Stefanie London, about their experience in the publishing industry and find out what you can to to better support authors from marginalized groups. Find out more here.

When: November 13th 2018, 6-8:30pm

Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. Room #101

Toronto Public Library: Writer in Residency Session #4

The Care and Feeding of a Career Author

Have you ever wanted a peek behind the curtain of what it's really like to be a full-time author? Writer in Residence Stefanie London shares the nitty-gritty challenges of having a creative career, and the hard lessons she's learned about burnout, stress management and juggling multiple deadlines and publishers. Get practical tips on finding a balance between productivity and protecting your health, how best to split your time between competing demands, all while continuing to write your best books. Find out more here.

When: November 24th 2018, 2-3:30pm

Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. Room #101

 

January 2019

Toronto Romance Writers

Join our published author panel for a robust discussion on finding your authentic voice, finding the “core/heart” of the stories you love to tell and making those authentic ideas marketable. Learn how to avoid the temptation to “trend chase” and why this doesn’t work and how to take your current WIP to the next level by identifying the most marketable/appealing elements. Find out more here.

When: January 12th 2019, 1-4pm

Where: Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room

 

Interesting in having Stefanie speak at your writing event or book club? Please send all requests via this page.


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BOOK SIGNINGS

None scheduled at this time. 

PAST SESSIONS

To find out where Stefanie has spoken previously, please see this page.