Greetings, literary people!

Yes it’s that time of the year again – time for the VCON Book Launch. As per usual – each author is given a set period of time in which s/he may read from their latest published work, read from a work in progress, discuss other works, or use the time as they see fit.

Event begins seven PM Friday September 30th, in the Tynehead 2 ballroom..

PLEASE NOTE – Due to very large turnouts in previous years, I’ve had to implement a few common-sense rules.

Reading time – is between 5 to 7 minutes. Please be considerate of fellow authors and keep your reading within that time. We love hearing your stories but we want to ensure everyone is heard. If you are not certain how long your piece should be – 365 written words equals one minute of spoken time.


ALSO NOTE – If you said you would come, and then cannot make it for any reason, TELL ME. That is time that can go to another author who may otherwise not get a chance to read. One year we could have scheduled a 35 minute break with all the people who confirmed an appearance and did not show.

Audience, please keep in mind authors will be reading aloud and small children, while adorable, are an unwelcome disruption. No children under the age of ten, please.

Please feel free to contact me directly at < delaese [at] shaw [dot] ca > with any questions or concerns, and I will do my best to address them. I look forward to seeing and hearing all of you!

– Alyx J Shaw, Book Launch Coordinator.