Blue Pencil Cafe

Looking for some feedback on your work, but don't know who to ask?

The Blue Pencil Cafe is an opportunity for you to have your work reviewed by a professional writer.

When you register for the conference, you choose among available presenters for a brief critique of your work. Appointments are based on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early for best choice. There is no additional charge for this service, and sessions are one-on-one.

[Additional appointments may be available. Volunteers are stationed outside the Fraser Room Door to book these appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.]

Your appointment will take place during workshop block time. We have volunteers at the doors of the workshops to aid in quiet departures and arrivals during the sessions. Make sure to leave enough time to arrive five minutes early for your appointment.

Bring a maximum of three pages of your best work (double-spaced). You will have fifteen minutes to chat about your work, or to ask questions about the knottiest problems you're facing. Your Blue Pencil appointment is a wonderful opportunity to have a writing professional look at your work and give unbiased feedback.

You will find the Blue Pencil Cafe in the Fraser Room on the main floor.