Speaker Nights

Join us for an exciting lineup of speakers and socializing this season!

Where: Lackey Room at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa

When: 6:30 to 8:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
January 16 janvier –What Do Sensitivity Readers Do? With Elliott Dunstan

Biased and stereotypical representation is harmful, and nobody wants to be labelled a problematic writer. Sensitivity readers act as another line of defense against misinformation, helping authors who may wish to write outside their own experiences. Writer and editor Elliott Dunstan explains the role and responsibilities of sensitivity readers and share his experiences reading for d/Deaf, trans, and mental illness representation.

Book and Periodical Council members are invited to attend this event for free.

February 20 fevrier –
Literary Tourism: Blogging and Podcasting About Books
and Travel
The Biblio File is a popular book podcast with over 300 episodes. Host Nigel Beale discusses blogging and podcasting about books and travel and shares his experiences interviewing authors, publishers, booksellers, editors, book collectors, librarians, conservators, and illustrators.(by Nigel Beale)
March 20 mars – Visual and Verbal Aspect of Typography with Andrea Emery

Sure, the words are important, but so is the way the words look. Graphic designer Andrea Emery discusses the importance of typography in layout and design, sharing her over 30 years of experience as a graphic designer.

April 17 avril – Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for Web Authors with David MacDonald 

WCAG is required by laws, policies, and legal settlements around the world. Expert David MacDonald covers some of the considerations to keep in mind when writing or editing web content for a broad audience that includes those with disabilities.

May 15 mai – AGM

Anyone looking for a drink or bite before the program will find a friendly Editors table at Gibson’s (402 Queen St.) conveniently located just down the street from the Cathedral.

Getting there:

The venue is near the Transitway and offers free parking beside the church. It is  accessible from Sparks Street.

Cartoon by Editors BC member Iva Cheung

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