Coming Spring 2024 – LARK GOES THE DISTANCE

Kate’s watch has been stolen!

Lark and Connor Ba are off to the park to set up for the Run in the Sun fundraiser. But trouble is brewing: Their friend Kate’s heirloom watch has been stolen! The thief left a note of warning—she must drop out of the race, or she’ll never see the watch again. Everyone knows how important this race is to Kate, especially her little sister Nola, who has seen how much she’s trained for it.

Lark, Connor and their friends interview people around the course and try to find the culprit. There are several people with motives, including Timothy, who’s super competitive, and even Kate herself, whose time in the race hasn’t been as good as she’d hoped. They have only until 3:00 pm to find the culprit or Kate might lose her watch forever.

Includes bonus material, as Lark shares the meanings behind her favorite words and idioms from the story. Lark Goes the Distance is the seventh title in the Lark Ba Detective series, following Lark Steals the Show, Lark Has the Shivers, Lark and the Dessert Disaster, Lark Takes a Bow, Lark and the Diamond Caper and Lark Holds the Key.

Controversy at Noon: The Ethics of Writing on Social Issues

The first Controversy at Noon, hosted by the Writers Guild of Alberta runs on Wednesday January 24th, 2024, 12 – 1 PM MST, (Online, Free).

The ethics of writing on social issues can be a complicated topic of conversation for writers: What does it mean, really? Are certain issues off-limits for particular writers? What are the types of issues that fall under this very broad theme? How can we strive to write characters and narratives that feel meaningful, informed, and appropriate to the story we’re trying to tell? Join our group of panellists as they discuss the ethics of writing on social issues during our first Controversy @ Noon panel in 2024.

Head here for full information and to register.

Grant Opportunity

We are pleased to share that Access Copyright Foundation, an arm’s-length foundation of Access Copyright, is now accepting applications for its yearly funding of Marian Hebb Research Grants. Image

The Foundation’s Marian Hebb Research Grants program supports—both virtually and in-person—inquiry, information gathering and exploration by individuals and organizations relevant to Canadian publishing, writing and visual arts, and toward the realization of a publishable work in progress. If this sounds like work you are currently undertaking, we heartily encourage you to consider applying for a Marian Hebb Research Grant.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Learn more about the Foundation’s Marian Hebb Research Grants program by visiting the Foundation’s website or downloading its Application Guidelines(please refer to pages 14-19).

To apply for a grant, please visit the SK Arts Portal. The Foundation’s grants program is administered by SK Arts.

APPLY NOW

If you have any questions about the Foundation or its Marian Hebb Research Grant program, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Important eligibility information about Access Copyright Foundation’s granting programs

Access Copyright Foundation wants to make sure its granting programs provide the widest and most equitable opportunity to those communities that the Foundation serves. That’s why the following eligibility restrictions are in place for grant recipients.

  • Applicants may be awarded a maximum of two Foundation grants within a 24-month period;
  • Successful grant applicants must wait two years before applying for another grant in the same category. For example, an individual or organization that was awarded a Marian Hebb Research Grant in 2023 will be able to apply again in 2025.

WGA: Controversy @ Noon: The Ethics of Writing on Social Issues

The ethics of writing on social issues can be a complicated topic of conversation for writers: What does it mean, really? Are certain issues off limits for particular writers? What are the types of issues that fall under this very broad theme? How can we strive to write characters and narratives in a way that feels meaningful, informed, and appropriate to the story we’re trying to tell? Join our group of panelists as they discuss the ethics of writing on social issues during our first Controversy @ Noon panel in 2024.

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