Date/Time: Tue Feb 25, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Alliance for Arts and Culture, Suite 100, 938 Howe St., Vancouver, BC


Join Kaleeg Hainsworth, CEO of Bright Wing Media, for a deep dive into every part of the publishing process. You’ll get the inside scoop (with cost-saving hacks) on how to get a manuscript from MS Word (or whatever format – we’ll talk about that too!) to print and digital distribution. Covers, typefaces, design, layout, print options, digital options, and many other moving pieces in the publishing process will be discussed candidly and with an eye to the budget-conscious. A Q&A will follow the talk with Kaleeg.

This talk is for you if you

* Want to self-publish and don’t know where to start

* Completed a manuscript in Word and want to turn it into a print book

* Have a million questions about covers, design, layout, print options and more

About Kaleeg

Kaleeg Hainsworth holds an Honours BA in literature and poetics from the University of British Columbia and an MDiv from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, in NYC. He is president and CEO of Bright Wing Media, author of An Altar in the Wilderness, co-editor of the Saint Katherine Literary Review, and the filmmaker/director of The Face of God film. He is also pastor of Holy Theophany Mission (OCA) in Gibsons, BC. He has a lifetime of experience in the back country, and is a lecturer in ecology, climate change, theology, technology, poetry, filming, spirituality, and publishing around the world. He lives in Vancouver BC with his three children, and posts occasionally at

Spotlight Author: Andre Gress, author of Boone & Jacque: Saddleton’s Secret

A part of Saddleton’s history was hidden for a reason. Unfortunately, Boone and Jacque uncovered that secret. The bedlam that had been dormant for centuries resurfaced with creatures, wild and obscure… Fights broke out amongst the rich, powerful and those who preyed on the innocent. What truth had been revealed to the two? Why the eagerness to depart on such a treacherous venture?

About Andre

Andre has a bachelor of arts in creative writing. He has written poetry, screenplays and novels. Over time, he found that he wanted to write books in which the human spirit is tested, whether it causes positive or negative change in the character. He didn’t know what kind of writer he wanted to be until life gave him his own struggles. When he listens to others tell their stories he is fascinated by how they moved on or were damaged because of life events. As he grows and a person and writer, he has a deeper appreciation for life and the power a story can have on someone.

Learn more about Andre and his work


6:30 to 7:00 Registration and networking

7:00 to 7:15 Introductions and housekeeping

7:15 to 7:40 Author interview

7:40 to 7:55 Network break

7:55 to 8:55 Speaker

8:55 to 9:00 Wrap up and announcements

Event Details:

Doors open at 6:30

$20.00 at the door or $15.00 online

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