Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Self-Publishing A Children's Book: An Extensive Workshop

Event Date: Friday Oct. 18th, 2019

Event Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Host: Stratford Writers Festival

Contact: Stratford Writers Festival


Self-Publishing A Children's Book: An Extensive Workshop

What goes into self-publishing a children's book?
You need a thorough understanding of illustrations, layouts, design, colours, fonts, and most importantly the distribution channels that work best for your book.
All of which you can learn about at our self-publishing workshop offered by Chrissy Hobbs. With several years of experience working in different areas of the self-publishing world, Chrissy is also a successful author of several best-selling children’s books and the owner of Indie Publishing Group.

What can you learn from this workshop?

  • Illustration types for children's books

  • Suitable layouts

  • Preferable designs 

  • Distribution options

  • Self-publishing from start to finish

Who can benefit from this workshop?

  • Authors in the process of publishing or looking to publish a children's book

  • Aspiring children's books writers

About Chrissy Hobbs - Chrissy Hobbs was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, and has travelled extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She founded and operates Indie Publishing Group, a company that specializes in helping indie authors self-publish books across multiple online platforms. Chrissy is the head formatter at IPG, while also publishing her own children’s books under the pen name Sam Lawrence. She started her publishing career as a project manager before transitioning into the role of formatting specialist. Her years of experience in the publishing industry, along with years in law enforcement, have given her the skills necessary to assist many indie authors on their road to publication.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free

Location: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St. Andrew Street, Stratford



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