I’m ready for the MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival taking place in Ottawa April 9-11. I’ll be leading workshops with keen young writers coming to town from elementary schools across eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
This annual event draws hosting authors and illustrators from across the country. This year’s festival will feature authors Cary Fagan, Karen Krossing, David A Robertson, and me, Catherine Austen, and illustrators Soyeon Kim and Britt Wilson.
This is a chance for kids who love to write and draw — or those who want to find out if they might love it — to spend an entire day in creative workshops with like-minded artists and authors.
The Festival will be held at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, a gorgeous venue beside the Ottawa River at the Rockcliffe Flying Club. This will be my third time as a workshop host (being local has its advantages) and I know I’m in for an exciting, busy, inspiring week.
The Festival is always a sold-out event, so it’s too late to sign up for this year. But if a day of writing or illustration workshops sounds up your alley, visit the MASC website and keep abreast of the call for registrations to next year’s Festival. (If you’re already signed up for this year, you can attend next year, too — there will be a fresh batch of authors and illustrators to lead the workshops in 2020.)
I can’t wait!
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