Press Release Oct 10 2013


BookCamp Halifax Happening Nov. 9, 2013

HALIFAX/Oct. 10, 2013 — Registration for BookCamp Halifax, the unconference about books and publishing, is now open.

“Everyone who has an interest in books, whether professionally or personally, is welcome to attend: writers, readers, editors, critics, technologists, et cetera,” says Kimberly Walsh, co-owner of Fierce Ink Press and one of the BookCamp Halifax organizers.

Tickets are free and will be available on-line at until all 140 spots are taken. BookCamp Halifax 2013 will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Khyber Centre for the Arts on Barrington St. in downtown Halifax.

“BookCamps are designed to be audience-driven and follow an untraditional structure in terms of what people might expect from a conference,” explains Whitney Moran, another of the organizers, who is also a local freelance writer and book editor with Nimbus Publishing. “Novice and expert come together in a dialogue, as opposed to a lecture or monologue. The attendees are not expected to be passive vessels for knowledge, but active participants. It’s about broadening the conversation when it comes to the publishing industry,” Moran says.

Confirmed panelists so far include Trevor Adams, editor of Halifax Magazine and author of Long Shots (Nimbus Publishing 2012), and Stephanie Domet, host of CBC radio’s Mainstreet and author of Fallsy Downsies (Invisible Publishing, 2013). There will be concurrent sessions on topics such as writing a novel in thirty days, navigating the public library research system, publishing graphic art, and the viability of both traditional and self-publishing options for authors today.

BookCamps happen in cities across Canada. This is the third iteration in Halifax after successful events here in 2010 and 2011. Generous sponsors including BookNet Canada are helping make it a reality. For more, please visit: htjtp://

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For further information please contact:

Alison DeLory​
Media Relations
BookCamp Halifax​
1-902-489-5800 (Halifax)​
Colleen McKie
Media Relations
BookCamp Halifax
1-902-393-0111 (PEI)