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photo credit: Centauri Arts Camp

To share the love of writing, I offer workshops for children, teens and adults. If you would like to schedule a workshop, contact me. Keep up to date with what I’m offering next by liking me on Facebook.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

The Anatomy of a Story – REGISTER NOW!

Stories are like human bodies: many separate parts that work as a seamless whole. But when it comes to storytelling, what exactly are those parts? In this workshop, we’ll watch a short, action-packed animated film and discuss its storytelling elements—from suspense, to the three-act structure, to point of view. Whether you want to write short stories, novels, plays, films or memoirs—or simply love stories and want to understand them better—you’ll come away knowing more about how stories are constructed.

  • Kaslo: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Nakusp: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019

Take the Mystery out of Mysteries – REGISTER NOW!

Short, dismal days are a great time to ponder dark and creepy things—and a great time to launch into writing a mystery. Sleuths unravel the crimes step by step. You can plan your story in this methodical way too. Learn to come up with an intriguing “what if…,” flesh out your characters, cast suspicion elsewhere, add dramatic plot twists and more. Come away with ideas for a blueprint that will leave you ready to write. No writing experience necessary, just a desire to wreak imaginary havoc.

  • Nakusp: 7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, February 28 and March 7/14, 2019
  • Kaslo: 9 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019

EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Wordcraft for Visual Stories (for-credit, semester-long course at Camosun College, Victoria, BC, fall 2018)

A Celebration of Story (ages 9 to 14, Centauri Arts Camp, Wellandport, Ontario, July 2018)

Writing True Stories With Impact (Selkirk College Nakusp and Kaslo seniors group, BC, winter 2018)

Participant comments:

“Well-organized content, good management of time, good balance with content and group participation, good range of relevant topics.”

“Well-presented and informative.”

“It was quite enjoyable.”

“Very much enjoyed the course, examples provided were excellent, the pace was great.”

“Excellent professional instruction.”