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Jónína Kirton: Getting Started as a Book Coach

  • 29 Mar 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom
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Please note: this session has been rescheduled to March 29, 2021, 1:00 pm PDT! Please see information below for further details.

Join us for a presentation and discussion about book coaching. Many writers make most of their writing income as book coaches and mentors. This work is sometimes referred to as substantive or developmental editing. At this stage of editing experienced writers can use their expertise as writers and their experience with publishing to assist writers of all levels in making their book shine. It is exhilarating work that as the term coach implies can include emotional support and encouragement. It is another way to uplift our community and ensure our stories and the stories about us are presented in a good way. 

Presented by IEA Member Jónína Kirton! Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet and a graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio where she is currently their BIPOC Auntie supporting and mentoring BIPOC students. A late-blooming poet, she was sixty-one when she received the 2016 City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. Her first collection of poetry, page as bone ~ ink as blood, was released with Talonbooks in 2015. Her second collection, An Honest Woman, was released in 2017, again with Talonbooks, and was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. 

  • IEA Members: Registration is FREE and opens on March 17. Please visit Become a Member for information on joining the IEA!
  • SFU students: Registration is free and opens on March 19. Contact us for details and registration code.
  • IVA applicants: attendees sponsored by the Indigenous Voice Awards will receive a registration code to join us for this session. For more details, please contact us at info@indigenouseditorsassociation.ca
  • Public registration is $10 and opens on March 24

About the Association

The Indigenous Editors Association is a membership organization that was formed by Indigenous editors and publishing professionals in lands claimed by Canada as a mutual support network. We are here to carry out the vision of our early organizers and to create professional development and networking opportunities.

Contact Information

Indigenous Editors Association

c/o Suzanne Norman

3573 - 515 Hastings St W

Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

Our mailing address is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Stz’uminus, and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) Peoples.

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