Category: young writers

Friday Fable: The Bully and the Nerd

Today’s post is written by a guest fabulist, David, who turns Aesop’s tales into advice for high schoolers. This is a true story called “The Bully and the Nerd.” Leo Creepizoid, who goes to my school but that’s not his real name, needed $100/week…

Wonderful Workshops

Thank you to the 150 students from grades 4-8 who participated in my writing workshops this week at the MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference in Ottawa. What a blast! I was so inspired by your stories, your enthusiasm, and your willingness to share. Even the…

MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference

Next week I’ll be a guest author at the annual MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference, which runs from April 21-23 in Ottawa, Ontario. Students in grades 4-8 from eastern Ontario and western Quebec will be bussed and driven to the Canadian Aviation Museum to attend the Conference…

Spring Contests for Writers

I am back after a 2-month blogging break, and I’m bringing the best intentions of posting weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, or whenever I remember from this point onward. (To those who wonder, “If I lay off blogging and Facebook for 2 months, will I free up enough…

Writing Contests with Looming Deadlines

Attention young writers! The Ottawa Public Library’s annual Awesome Authors contest is now accepting poems and stories from Ottawa-area youth aged 9-17. Deadline February 16th.  Not in Ottawa? No worries. If you’ve got your act together RIGHT NOW, you can enter the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest…

My First Short Story in Twenty Years

Okay, it has been three weeks and you might be wondering if I was kidnapped by the Storyfest kids I mentioned in my last post. No such luck – I had to leave Hudson when the event was over. It was lovely, BTW, and…

Thanks!

Thanks to the Montreal Children’s Library for organizing such a fun author visit with the grade five classes of Westmount Park Elementary School yesterday (and thanks to Via Rail for getting me through the storm safely). It was great to meet the students, their teachers and…

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