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Speakers Night

 

Join us for an exciting lineup of speakers and socializing this season!

We’re pleased to welcome everyone back to the Christ Church Cathedral on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Anyone looking for a drink or bite before the program will find a friendly Editors table at Gibson’s (402 Queen St.).


Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. / le mercredi, 18 30 h à 20 h
Christ Church Cathedral (414 Rue Sparks St.) Editors Canada members: free; non-members $10
 

January 16, 2019:  What Do Sensitivity Readers Do? With Elliott Dunstan

Biased and stereotypical representation is harmful, and nobody wants to be labelled a problematic writer. Sensitivity readers act as another line of defense against misinformation, helping authors who may wish to write outside their own experiences. Writer and editor Elliott Dunstand explains the role and responsibilities of sensitivity readers and share his experiences reading for d/Deaf, trans, and mental illness representation.

Book and Periodical Council members are invited to attend this event for free.

February 20, 2019:  Literary Tourism with Nigel Beale

The Biblio File is a popular book podcast with over 300 episodes. Host Nigel Beale discusses blogging and podcasting about books and travel and shares his experiences interviewing authors, publishers, booksellers, editors, book collectors, librarians, conservators, and illustrators.

March 20, 2019: Visual and Verbal Aspect of Typography with Andrea Emery

Sure, the words are important, but so is the way the words look. Graphic designer Andrea Emery discusses the importance of typography in layout and design, sharing her over 30 years of experience as a graphic designer.

April 17, 2019:  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for Web Authors with David MacDonald

WCAG is required by laws, policies, and legal settlements around the world. Expert David MacDonald covers some of the considerations to keep in mind when writing or editing web content for a broad audience that includes those with disabilities.

May 15, 2019: Annual General Meeting