Events Calendar
2008-2009


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DETAILS

Panels, unless specified otherwise, are held at the Arts and Letters Club, located at 14 Elm Street, Toronto. All panels begin promptly at 6:30pm and conclude by 8:30pm.

PRICES

Panels are free for members, $20.00 for non-members. Payment may be made by cheque or cash.  Special rates may apply to some events. Memberships are available at the door at all events. E-mail Andrea Battiston at for group rates. Please note that all memberships, evening program fees, and special event fees are non-refundable.


EVENTS CALENDAR 2008-2009

Belles Lettres: Publishing Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Graphic novels accounted for more than $95 million US in book sales in 2007. A History of Violence, From Hell, 300, and Watchmen were all first presented as graphic novels. Graphic novels are now even appearing on university reading lists.
Yet are graphic novels getting the respect they deserve? How is the traditional book media reacting to this new format? Do graphic novels present special challenges from an editorial, production, or marketing perspective? Join our panel as we discuss this exciting and lucrative area of publishing.

Panel

Kevin Dove - Sales & Marketing Coordinator, University of Toronto Press
Andrew Lesk - Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Toronto
Cameron Drew - National Accounts Manager, Canadian Manda Group / Diamond Comic Distributors
Jennifer Lum - Senior Designer, Random House of Canada

Monday, December 8
6:30-8:30 pm
The Studio, 3rd Floor, The Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario

Free for BPPA members; $20.00 for non-members. Cash or cheque only.


PJ Professional: Becoming a Successful Freelance Editor

Many in-house editors dream of working freelance. Who wouldn't want to commute 30 seconds and and work in their PJs? But is that what freelancing is really like? If you are considering unchaining yourself from your desk, or are already in your PJs and want to do more with your business, this seminar is for you.

These are some of the topics that we will be exploring:
- What is freelancing really like? Can I work in my PJs?
- How do I get started?
- Will I be able to pay my bills? How do I get work?
- What do I need to know about running a business?
- How can I branch out into new markets?
- How do I work with the in-house team?

Instructors

Meg Taylor, Freelance Editor & Instructor, Substantive Editing - Ryerson University
Wendy Thomas - Freelance Writer & Editor

Wednesday, November 19
6:30-8:30 pm
The Boardroom, 3rd Floor, The Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario

Free for BPPA members; $20.00 for non-members. Cash or cheque only.


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