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Out of Your Comfort Zone

How to make the most of Author Events - Simcoe NaNoWriMo

2022-11-08 19:00:00 2022-11-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Out of Your Comfort Zone One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books! Downtown Branch - Gathering Place

Tuesday, November 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-08 19:00:00 2022-11-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Out of Your Comfort Zone One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books! Downtown Branch - Gathering Place

Downtown Branch

Gathering Place

One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books!

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As part of November's writer's month Colleen Winter guides us next steps to success after writing your book.


Colleen Winter was born and raised in the mining town of Sudbury, in Northern Ontario, Canada. The city’s claim to fame includes being the sight of a meteor impact 1.8 billion years ago but also, and more importantly, includes 52 freshwater lakes within its boundaries.

Colleen Winter spent the first part of her working life as an electrical engineer and the second as a freelance journalist. Easily bored, she has moved onto a third career, where she combines the two through her own communications consulting business.

Throughout each stage of her working life, she has been fascinated by power and energy. It underpins our lives and the hidden influence it exerts over us informs her speculative fiction. Particularly, The Gatherer (2019), a near future thriller which was called ‘menacing and memorable’ and ‘an eloquently written dystopian debut,’ and the follow-up novel, The Disruptors, (2021) called ‘intense and riveting’ and ‘fans of Blake Crouch should read this book.’ The final book in the trilogy is coming in April 2023.

When she isn’t working or writing, Colleen can be found hiking or climbing the beautiful places of the world or sneaking out for early morning swims in whatever freshwater lake is nearby. She reads to get inspired by Martha Wells, Veronica Roth, Blake Crouch, Andy Weir, and Matt Haig. She is a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, The Writers’ Union of Canada, and International Thriller Writers.

Colleen lives in Ontario with her husband Ron in their empty nest with their loveable, psychotic, reactive dog Kira.  


Simcoe NaNoWriMo: Join 8 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and support writers on their journey to write a novel in one month with space to write, access to wifi, computers, resources and virtual socials/write-ins and events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Essa, Innisfil, Orillia, New Tecumseth, Tay, Clearview and Severn.


The health and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, please review our Stay Safe Guidelines.

If you are unable to attend, we ask that you cancel your registration or email askus@barrielibrary.ca 

Questions? Please call 705-728-1010 or email askus@barrielibrary.ca


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Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, Nov 28 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 9:30AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. Enjoy a beverage or a small snack from our Café located inside the lobby, use our complimentary wifi, experiment with technology and maker tools, or soak up the sun on our Rooftop Reading Garden.

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Dec 01, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Dec 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Dec 01, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Fri, Dec 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Dec 03, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Sat, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Dec 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Dec 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Dec 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Mon, Dec 05, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Dec 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mon, Dec 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mon, Dec 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Massie Family Community Room

Tue, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Dec 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
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Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Dec 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Wed, Dec 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Dec 07, 5:15pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Fri, Dec 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Dec 10, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Dec 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Dec 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
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Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
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Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Dec 14, 5:15pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mini Flex Space

Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Dec 15, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sun, Dec 18, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Dec 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
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Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Dec 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
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Tue, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Dec 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Dec 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Dec 22, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Dec 29, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Fri, Dec 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm