Want an expert opinion on how to take your writing to the next level?

The Blue Pencil Café is a great opportunity to have a writing professional go over your work with you in an informal and relaxed setting.

The Blue Pencil Café takes place on the Saturday of the festival: May 18, 2024. 

Appointments for these 20-minute one-on-one sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are limited. Book early! Online booking closes April 21, 2024.

With your registration, you get one Blue Pencil session, for free.  

Select your top three choices, in order of preference, and indicate them on your registration form. The earlier you book, the better your chance of getting a session with your chosen presenter.

Please note that the sessions take place during the workshop times.

The Blue Pencil Coordinator will contact you ahead of the festival to let you know the details of your session: Who with, what time, and where. You will also be told of the specific requirements for your session; for example, most presenters require work to be pre-submitted (usually by email.) However, be prepared to bring 2 copies of no more than 6 pages of your manuscript to the festival. 

For any inquiries during the festival, visit the Blue Pencil table:

  • Friday 3 – 5 pm
  • Saturday 8 am – 4 pm. 

Blue Pencil Presenters