Fascinating photo and publishing workshops at museum

Brenda Smith is offering a workshop entitled Photo Collections: Share the Treasure

On Thursday, May 3, the Museum will be offering two exceptional workshops running concurrently from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both will include coffee breaks and lunch.

If you have needed any help in managing your photo collection, facilitator and Family History consultant Brenda Smith is offering a workshop entitled Photo Collections: Share the Treasure.

Smith will include an overview of the history of photographs and photographers, and will discuss the evolution of image technology.

She will also address conservation concerns and methods, and how to manage your collection.

The other workshop entitled ‘Taking Your Story to Print’ is being presented by local author and publisher Jocelyn Reekie.

This is a terrific opportunity to find out about the process of self-publishing, and how to get your writing into print.

Reekie will cover such topics as: getting a manuscript ready, editing and design options, and choosing from the range of publishing options available.

As part of the presentation, Catherine Gilbert, published author and promotions coordinator for the Museum, will offer suggestions on how to promote your work and get it noticed.

As part of this workshop, there will be a panel discussion in the afternoon on the variety of choices and experiences that authors and publishers encounter.

The panel will be lead by moderator Jean Wilson, formerly of UBC Press.  The participating panelists are from the publishing world and include Ann Kask of Campbell River’s Ptarmigan Press.

The workshops are being offered as part of the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) Conference taking place from May 3-6, and the public is welcome to register.

The cost for either workshop is $50 per person, or $40 for members of the BCHF.

For further information and to register call the Museum at 250-287-3103 or register online through the Museum website www.crmuseum.ca.