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Banff New Media Institute upcoming programs

February 5, 2010

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And the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition, which I find out about precisely one day too late to go to the launch of. And don’t tell me about dangling my participles! Where I come from, it’s a competitive sport! Banff New Media Institute Multimedia Web Magazine Launch and Upcoming Programs The Banff New Media Institute launches […]

2010 OpportunityFest Job Fair and Volunteers Wanted

January 5, 2010

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From a Facebook invite from Alice Zhou. This looks like a good opportunity and good practice for interviewing, and if you get there early there are goody bags. And who among jobseekers cannot use a sack full of free stuff? Best of all, it’s in the afternoon, so if you’re on vampire hours, you won’t […]

Twitter Tips course December 5th

November 17, 2009

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Twitter in 120 Minutes A hands-on seminar designed for beginning Twitter users who want to learn effective ways to manage their accounts and stay efficient. What:  a two-hour introduction to Twitter and TweetDeck, When: 12-2pm, Saturday, December 5th Where: Tradeworks Training Society, 2nd floor, 87 West Pender Street, Vancouver at the corner of Columbia and Pender […]

WordCamp Victoria this Saturday

November 11, 2009

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I keep telling myself it’s “WordPress,” but I’m just lazy enough that I keep typing “WordPress” instead with a small P, much though I know it pierces Matt to the very heart and makes the Babby Jeebus cry. But now this post has been posted I see they’ve got an autocorrect so that you can’t […]

Blogging for Writers: Surrey Writers’ School

November 9, 2009

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I’ll be teaching this at the brand-spanking new Surrey Writers’ School this coming Spring. I’ve got several versions of this course, including a ten-week online one where we work through the exercises one by one together. This is an abbreviated version, focusing on the most efficient, results-oriented facets of blogging. Here’s the precis: Blogging for […]

Writers’ Express at Newton Library

November 9, 2009

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This is a preview of what the new Surrey Writers’ School has coming up. A great price for a day packed with info for professional writers. (full disclosure: I am teaching at the Surrey Writers’ School in the Spring) (click to enlarge, or just read below) Schedule of Writers’ Express Events * 10 – 10:15 […]

Blogging as Writer’s Practice November 7th

November 5, 2009

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This is happening at Okanagan College in Penticton this Saturday. And may God help me get up that early, especially if I end up taking the midnight bus. Blogging: A Writer’s Practice Break out of your writer’s rut with the exercises you’ll learn in this short course. Finding a tool that will both motivate and […]

Illuminares Lantern Festival Returns

July 21, 2009

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Ah, the complications of nonprofittery: last year, for reasons on which I’m unclear (but which many, MANY people on both sides are happy to discuss, at great length, the first chance and every chance they get) Public Dreams Society did not get the support of the City and whatever other agencies/organizations they were looking to […]

Blogging for Beginners Online

June 15, 2009

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Who: raincoaster What: Blogging for Beginners When: 12 noon Pacific time Thursday, June 18th Where: Skype raincoaster99 Why: learn to build a blog in one afternoon Blogging for Beginners: Start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Includes basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and […]

Vancouver Changecamp June 20

June 2, 2009

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I initially volunteered to help with Changecamp, but warned them at the beginning I wouldn’t be able to help pull it off in May, and the way May turned out I had no chance to help out when they switched it to June, either. So the least I can do is post this, eh? VanChangeCamp […]

Pimp My Blog June 6th: get more readers

May 31, 2009

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Pimp My Blog Practical tips and tools for increasing your readership and influence, and applies to any blogging platform (with the exception of Tumblr, which is really only good for talking to the voices inside your head in my opinion). It includes a very basic intro to social media like Facebook and Myspace for promotion. […]