Tag: writing workshops

Further Education for Writers

I’ve been writing fiction all my life, though it has only been at the centre of my life for the past few years (nestled between the kids and the dog, just left of my spouse, right of the cats, and smothered on all sides by art and…

Imagine a Story Conference – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the Spring conference in Montreal has been cancelled. CANSCAIP’s annual “Packaging Your Imagination” conference will be held in Toronto this fall.

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…

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