We’re very pleased to announce that Kim Pittaway will be in Vancouver to present the following sessions on Saturday, October 27 at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver. Find out more about Kim below.
10-10:30 Networking and beverages
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Getting Clicks: Online and Social Media Display Writing
Kim will share the latest research on how to craft headlines and social media posts that generate clicks–and are consistent with your brand’s tone and voice.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch – need to pay for if only coming to 1 session
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Building Better Stories for Editors
Kim will cover generating story ideas, formulating story packages (including online components), matching writer to story, assignment notes, giving feedback–and what to do when things go off the rails.
Both sessions will be interactive with lots of opportunity for questions and problem-solving.
As our MagsWest Conference has been moved to March 1 and 2, 2019, MagsBC members may use their 2018 conference pass credit to attend for free. AMPA and MagsBC members may also register at the MagsBC member reduced rate with a promotional code. If you have not already received your free/reduced rate promo code, please contact Sylvia Skene or Suzanne Trudel.
To register, please visit our EventBrite page.
Kim Pittaway is the executive director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at Dalhousie University. Kim is the former managing editor and editor-in-chief of Chatelaine magazine and has previously run the Magazine Publishing Workshop for Magazines Canada.
Kim has worked with a wide range of small Canadian magazines on editorial and online strategies, including the teams at Geez, This Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Prism, Fiddlehead, the Malahat Review, and others. She has also developed online strategies for Toronto Life, More, Wedding Bells, Gardening Life, Chatelaine, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), and others.
Kim is the recipient of several honours and awards for her work in journalism: she is an eight-time finalist for the National Magazine Awards, recipient of the NMA Outstanding Achievement Award, a winner of an honourable mention from the American Society of Journalists and Authors in service journalism, winner of a 2009 Canadian Science Writers Association Science & Society award in the radio documentary category, and finalist for the best newsstand issue (circ 200,000+) in the 2006 Canadian Newsstand Awards.
Kim has written for The Walrus, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, More, Canadian Living, Best Health, Homemaker’s, Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Cottage Life, and others. She has also produced radio documentaries for CBC’s The Current andTapestry. Check out her website.
Funded by the Government of Canada.