2021 Winter / Spring Workshops
Join us for a variety of workshops this season from accomplished writers from all across Northwestern Ontario. Our workshops are always open to the public, but some do require registration so make sure to check back often for updates!
Confessions of a Contest Judge
With Bonnie Hearn Hill
One hour Zoom Workshop
Saturday, April 17
3-4 pm EST (via Zoom)
The Zoom link is:
To enter or not to enter?
Let Bonnie Hearn Hill help you decide.
Bonnie has judged major contests for Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Publishers Weekly, and Barnes & Noble, and she’s placed first in novel, short story, essay, and poem categories in competitions sponsored by Harlequin, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and others.
Entering a contest differs from submitting for publication. Bonnie will show you how to get your entry placed into that handful of finalists. Learn what wins, what doesn't, and why.
Topics include sources, scams, topics and trends, entry fees, and those important first lines.
If you have a question you’d like her to address in the workshop, email it before the meeting to Bonnie at:
Bonnie Hearn Hill is the author of more than a dozen novels with major publishers and has worked with numerous authors including NY Times bestsellers.
For the past 17 years, she has co-anchored a television book club with a major Central California network.
In 2019, her essay on writing, “What I Wish I’d Known,” placed first in an essay contest sponsored by The Writer magazine. Her short story, “Feliz Navidead,” placed first in the Writer’s Digest genre fiction contest and was published by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and she was a recipient of the Harlequin/MIRA/HarperCollins Creator Fund for a novel about three women trying to make it in the 1960s-1970s world of rock radio in Los Angeles.
Her mantra is simple: You can fix anything but a blank page.