Lori A. May Workshops: Literary Citizenship 101 and Marketing Strategies for Writers


PEAVI and Lori A. May present…

Workshop 1 (Morning): Literary Citizenship 101

Writing may be a solitary profession, but it is also one that thrives within a healthy community. Writers, editors, and readers rely on one another professionally and personally. This interactive session shares ideas and inspiration for audience outreach, networking, and community building opportunities. We’ll explore online and in-person options for enhancing your literary circle, locally and beyond.



Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria
See the price table below for a list of rates.

Workshop 2 (Afternoon): Marketing Strategies for Writers

Plan for your best freelance year to date! This interactive session explores passive and targeted marketing opportunities for expanding your audience and broadening your portfolio. We’ll discuss social media and your online presence, targeted marketing and pitches, along with networking strategies. Come with your goals in mind as we discuss short and long term action plans.



Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria
See the price table below for a list of rates.

Workshop Pricing:

Register for either the morning workshop or the afternoon workshop, or register for both!
Early-bird pricing (for members only) is in effect until January 4, 2019. Effective January 5, 2019, registration will open to non-members and regular member pricing will be in effect. See the table below for the various rates.

Workshop Early Bird: 
until January 4, 2019
PEAVI Member, Regular: January 5 to 29, 2019 Non-Member, Regular: January 5 to 29, 2019
Literary Citizenship 101 $40 $45 $50
Marketing Strategies for Writers $40 $45 $50
Both Workshops $80 $90 $100

Refreshments will be available at each workshop, but no lunch will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, which may be eaten at the venue, or to wander to one of the many local-area dining options.

Be advised: 

A cancellation fee of $5/workshop will apply to any refund request received prior to January 30th. No refunds are given for cancellations received after registration has closed.
Cancellation requests must be made by sending an email to workshop at peavi.ca.

Registration is now closed.


About Lori A. May

Lori A. May is the author of six books, including The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life (Bloomsbury). She writes across the genres and has work published in The Atlantic, Brevity, Canadian Traveller, Midwestern Gothic, and Writer’s Digest. As a freelance editor, Lori has worked with Kaylie Jones Books (an Akashic Books imprint), Creative Nonfiction, and other presses and journals. Lori also teaches in the University of King’s College-Halifax creative nonfiction MFA program.

Lori A. May is a wonderful and multi-talented guest speaker. She can talk about craft elements with wisdom and organized insight, but she also gives generous, practical advice about the publishing business. … She makes it her mission to be personable and resourceful to everyone.”  – Susan Tekulve, Converse College MFA Program

More information (Lori’s website)