Tag: writing

Author Interviews about Beginnings (Episode 6.5)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pbz8g-f2cc13 A “talking tales” episode — all interviews – about how to begin a story. With guest authors Frieda Wishinsky; Sarah Raughley; Don Cummer; David McArthur; and Wendy McLeod MacKnight, speaking about their favourite first lines, their advice to young writers on… Continue Reading “Author Interviews about Beginnings (Episode 6.5)”

Author Interviews about Tension (Episode 5.5)

Listen at: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jbg7f-ef7635 Interviews with Canadian children’s and YA authors on the subject of tension and how to make a reader turn the page. With guest authors Kate Inglis, Lisa Dalrymple, David McArthur, Jeff Szpirglas, and Marty Chan. Hosted by Catherine Austen. 40 minutes.… Continue Reading “Author Interviews about Tension (Episode 5.5)”

Young Writers Workshop: Know your Character

To all the young writers whom I’d hoped to meet at a workshop this spring or summer (cancelled due to Covid-19)… If you’re stuck at home with a pen handy, why not start a story or ten? Don’t know how to begin? I’ll take… Continue Reading “Young Writers Workshop: Know your Character”

Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020

It was a real pleasure to be the Guest Quizmaster at the Ottawa heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz this year. The contest was held at Elmwood School on Tuesday, January 21st. And even in the middle of a teachers’ strike (Go teachers! Fight… Continue Reading “Kids’ Lit Quiz 2020”

Awesome Authors 2020

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest

The Ottawa Public Library’s annual Youth Writing Contest — Awesome Authors — is underway! If you’re an Ottawa resident between the ages of 9 and 18, sharpen your pencils or boot up your computer because it’s time to get writing and drawing. Awesome Authors honours… Continue Reading “Awesome Authors 2020”

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