Writing Class for Parent and Child

Are you a parent of a creative 10-16 year-old? Are you creative yourself, and want to have fun while writing that next inspirational story?

Author and creative writing instructor James McCann (The Rancour Chronicles and Flying Feet) will be teaching a one-day class specially designed for a parent and child to enjoy together. You will learn the basics from creating character to forming plot through activities, games and contests.

A few things to expect:

  1. Theatrical writing games that pit villain (child) and hero (parent) in conflict and resolution…
  2. Map creation contests where parent/child teams compete against one another to draw the best world…
  3. A fun, memorable time of creativity, and a special e-book of class writing to share with friends…

WHAT: One-day class

WHEN: Saturday May 15, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

COST: $39.99 + GST (Limited enrollment, for one parent and one child.)

WHERE: St. James Community Place, 3214 West 10th Avenue

To book your spot click here.

About jamesmccann

I grew up a reluctant reader, which basically means that adults thought I hated reading. Actually, though, I loved reading. I just didn't like the kind of books that adults thought I should like. I mostly read comics, and, thanks to a 3 day bus ride from Winnipeg to Kelowna that my family took every summer, I read dozens of comics. As a teen I became involved in Dungeons and Dragons, which gave me the tools necessary for story-telling. I used maps and pictures as a source of inspiration; a technique I still use today. From this I discovered a love for reading, and devoured everything fantasy. Now a resident of Vancouver, I write novels for teens. In 2005 I took on the role of VP for CWILLBC (Children's Writers and Illustrators of BC), and in 2006 I became their President. I'm still best known for my popular map-making workshop, and secondly for my ability to change reluctant readers into avid readers. My work can be seen in the Canadian Children's Book News, and on the shelves of bookstores in Canada, the US and Australia.
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