Program and Sessions for Conference 2006
Please see the Session Details page for specifics about particular sessions.
Keynote Speaker: Wayson Choy
This year's keynote speaker is 2005 Order of Canada recipient and award-winning author Wayson Choy.
Choy's first novel, The Jade Peony, spent 26 weeks on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list and placed number six on its 1996 Year-End National Bestseller List for fiction. It shared the Trillium Award with Margaret Atwood's novel Morning in a Burned House. It also won the 1996 Vancouver Book Award and was selected as one of the 100 Most Important Books in Canadian History by the Literary Review of Canada (2005).
His second novel, All that Matters, won the 2004 Trillium Award and has been long-listed for the 2006 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood, was the Globe and Mail's 1999 Notable Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 1999 Governor General's Award.
Choy, who grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown, currently lives in Toronto and taught at Toronto's Humber College and the Humber School for Writers from 1967 to 2004. He is a tireless supporter of community literacy projects and AIDS advocacy groups. Choy also served as the president of Cahoots Theatre Company of Toronto from 1999 to 2002.
Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Informal Dinner at the Water Street Cafe 6:00 p.m.
300 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
- Pre-conference workshops
(run by EAC-BC Branch)
- On-site check-in desk opens at 4:30 p.m.
- Opening reception at 6:00 p.m.
- Keynote Address
- Conference Sessions
- EAC Town Hall Meeting
- EAC Annual General Meeting
- Banquet at Vancouver Rowing Club
- Presentation of Tom Fairley Award
A detailed schedule for sessions and other events is available on the Session Details page.
How to Retire Gracefully (and Sanely)
Lee d'Anjou, Peter Moskos, Greg Ioannou
How Far Do You Go?: Defining the level of edit
The Art of Mentoring
The Mysteries of Mediation
Peter Moskos, Joan Irving, Janis L. Barr
Editors as Champions of Literacy
Tongue-tied: The role of editors in an image-driven world
Internships: Opportunity or opportunism
Elizabeth Rains and Jim Sutherland
An Appreciation of English: A language in motion
Copyright Issues in the 21st Century
Barbara K. Adamski (moderator)
Ethics for Editors
Nancy Flight, Mary Schendlinger, Ian Hanington, Yvonne Van Ruskenveld
(concludes at 3:30 p.m.)