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WANL’s Ask Me Anything with Author Jenny Higgins

February 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.

ASK ME ANYTHING – a conversation with author Jenny Higgins, facilitated by Elizabeth Hicks
During this AMA event, which will take place on the WANL Facebook page, our facilitator Elizabeth Hicks will be chatting with 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award winner, and author of  2014’s “Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster,” 2016’s “Newfoundland in the First World War”, and children’s book Agnes Ayre’s ABC’s of Amazing Women, all published by Boulder Books.
Audience participation is encouraged – add your question for Jenny into the comment section, so our facilitator can pick her brain for you!
Jenny Higgins is a Canadian author and researcher residing in Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador. She specializes in Newfoundland and Labrador history and has written for the provincial Department of Education and the Maritime History Archive. Her debut novel, “Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster,” won the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award. Her second book, “Newfoundland in the First World War,” won the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award. Higgins has written pieces for CBC, the Memorial University’s Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website, as well as other magazines and newspapers.
Elizabeth Hicks is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in St. John’s, NL. Elizabeth is of European/Mi’kmaq descent. Her family is from the West Coast of Newfoundland. She completed a Master’s degree in English and also holds a Diploma in Performance and Communications Media. Elizabeth and her work have appeared at festivals like Chicago SketchFest, NYC SketchFest, St. John’s Shorts, and the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. Her past projects include appearances at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, the Women’s Work Festival in St. John’s, and more.
We’re still taking submissions for more “Ask Me Anything” Facilitators and Participants!
These are 💵 PAID 💵 opportunities, going directly into the pockets of our writers.
AMA DATES: The following Tuesdays at 7 p.m.:
February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30
“Ask Me Anything” Facilitator + Participant Call for Submissions
WANL wants to put you in an open forum and let the sparks fly. Our AMA is modelled after the popular Reddit trend of AMA: Ask Me Anything, where users have the opportunity to ask questions directly either live in the moment or by submitting a question in advance. WANL AMA’s will have a select number of questions prepared in advance, with room to take questions “off the floor.”
• The ideal candidate to facilitate an AMA would be a person with a deep knowledge of the local writing scene and is able to ask questions on the fly as needed. A journalistic background or relevant past interview experience is an asset.
• The ideal participant to answer these questions in the AMA would also have a vast wealth of knowledge and be willing to candidly chat about the local writing scene, as well as their own work. Preferably, the candidate will have some potentially new or newsworthy items to discuss, such as a new book, upcoming event, a work in progress, or something along those lines.
What to submit:
• a resume detailing your knowledge/expertise
• a comprehensive overview of the topic you feel qualified to discuss, and why
• any advance questions that you’d like to answer or ask during the panel
• any tech requirements or ideas
Please submit your Expression of Interest – including your resume, detailed biography, and headshot to

Times and Locations

February 16, 2021

7:00 pm