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Tips from Across the Table: An Author-Editor Roundtable

Date:  Thursday, March 25, 7:30 –9:00 pm
Location: Zoom video conference

Branch/Twig:  Toronto

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The relationship between an author and their editor is something that can powerfully influence a piece of writing. Our next program, Tips from Across the Table: An Author-Editor Roundtable on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 pm EST, will open the door to fostering the best possible works and, ideally, getting them onto the bestseller’s list.

This joint presentation with Canadian Authors–Toronto and Editors Toronto will bring together writers and editors to discuss the writing strategies, editing tricks and their best-kept publishing secrets.

About our panellists:

Morgan Christie’s work has appeared in Room, Aethlon, Moko, Obra/Artifact, Blackberry, and BLF Press, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry chapbook Variations on a Lobster’s Tale won the 2017 Alexander Posey Chapbook Prize (University of Central Oklahoma Press). She has also released the poetry chapbook Sterling (CW Books) and the full-length short story manuscript These Bodies (Tolsun Publishing). Her most recent poetry chapbook, when they come (Black Sunflowers Press), is featured in the Forward Arts Foundation’s National Poetry Day exhibit.

Jessica de Bruyn is a freelance substantive editor and writing coach. She works directly with independent authors and has worked with a variety of literary agencies. Jessica is the in-house editor at and a judge for the Ink & Insight Writing Contest. She is also a co-host for the podcast Pub Hub, which is a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry, and is the programs chair for Editors Toronto.

Jeremy Lucyk began his (fourth) career as a professional editor in 2009. He has worked freelance and in-house for publishers large and small, and directly with authors across multiple fields and genres. A graduate of both the University of Toronto and Centennial College, he has taught editing in the latter’s Publishing: Book, Magazine & Electronic program since 2015.

Terese Mason Pierre is the author of chapbooks Surface Area (Anstruther Press, 2019) and Manifest (Gap Riot Press, 2020). She is the co-editor-in-chief of Augur Magazine, a speculative fiction journal. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Our moderator is Lee Parpart, Toronto writer and editor, literary editor at Iguana Books, and co-president of Canadian Authors Association’s Toronto branch.