Tag: writing workshops

Cordelia’s Valentine, part of “Shakespeare High”

Check out my modern take on the Lear family in “Cordelia’s Valentine,” part of a new series of original short fiction by Canadian young adult authors published on the CBC Canada Writes website this month, in honour of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Here’s the shortlink direct…

Friday Fable: The Ass with the Draft Manuscript

You may know the old story of The Ass in the Lion’s Skin: One day, an ass spotted a lion’s skin that some hunters had left on the ground. The ass was tired of being treated like an ass, so he draped the lion’s…

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Cottager

You may know the ancient tale of the Wild Boar and the Fox: A wild boar was about to take a walk in the woods one pleasant day, but he stopped to sharpen his tusks against the trunk of a tree first. A fox,…

Ottawa Teen Author Fest: Write On!

If you’re a young writer in the Ottawa area, please come out on Wednesday for a discussion panel of YA authors, part of the Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Author Fest. Here’s the blurb: Write On!Find out what it takes to write like a pro…

Young Writers’ Workshops (What’s New Wednesday)

I went to my first ever writing workshop last week, and it was my own workshop. (Meaning that I had to stand at the front of the room rather than slouch in the back row.) I kept expecting the writing police to arrive at…

Upcoming Events for Children’s Writers

There are several upcoming events in the world of children’s literature within a few hours’ drive of home. (My home, that is.) Check these out: GET PUBLISHED! Creators share their experience, publishers tell all, and booksellers reveal the ins and outs of bookselling at this full-day…

Small Town Blues

There’s a lot going on in the big cities these days when it comes to children’s literature. I just received an invitation from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre to attend the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Celebration in Montreal on November 2nd. There are cocktails and…

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