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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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Missed it? Watch the recording on our Program Portal.


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


We want to improve, to serve you better. Please take a moment and fill out our Simcoe NaNoWriMo survey & BPL's Program Evaluation Form.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Writers & Artists | Special Events |

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Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, Feb 06 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 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

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 08, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room

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

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

Fri, Feb 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Feb 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 12, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Feb 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 15, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 16, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Angus Ross Room,Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Fri, Feb 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Feb 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gathering Place

Tue, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Feb 22, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Wed, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 8:35pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Fri, Feb 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Feb 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Feb 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tue, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Mar 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 01, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Mar 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Fri, Mar 03, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Mar 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Mar 04, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sat, Mar 04, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Mar 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sun, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Mar 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Oro Lions Room

Mon, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Tue, Mar 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peacock Study Room

Tue, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tue, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Tue, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Mar 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Wed, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Mar 08, 5:15pm - 8:45pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Mar 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Mar 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Peacock Study Room

Thu, Mar 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Thu, Mar 09, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thu, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
West Lounge

Thu, Mar 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room