Several CWILL BC writers are teaching workshops this fall.
At Capilano University, Eileen Cook is leading a multi-week workshop called Character Creation:
Develop realistic characters that pop off the page. Learn to use psychology theories and frameworks as tools to move beyond flat stereotypes into characters that feel real to the reader. You will explore a variety of theories and how they relate to fiction and then have the opportunity to put these theories to work in your own fiction with in and out of class writing assignments. Eileen Cook is a multi-published author whose books have been translated into six different languages.
Two Saturdays, October 15th and 29th (No class October 22nd)
9:30 am – 3 pm
Also at Capilano University, Kallie George will be leading Workshop Your Children’s Picture Book:
Join in this interactive examination of the writing, editing, illustrating and publishing process of board books, picture books and early readers. We will use students’ own manuscripts and award-winning books from local publishers as a springboard. Students will study traditional approaches to writing picture books, examine current trends, and learn techniques for writing for this age bracket. Students will also create their own book, learn how to self-publish and how to prepare a manuscript for submission to publishers.
Thursdays, September 29th to November 3rd
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Author, storyteller, and writing instructor Lois Peterson presents Writing from Life at the Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey:
Explore your memories, opinions, interests, and preoccupations, and learn how to convert them into articles, stories, essays, poems, memoir and biography. For new and experienced writers.
Sat. Sept. 10
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 – 72 Avenue, Surrey
$50.00 (Bring a bag lunch)
Register by phone 604.594-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Canadian Authors’ Association, Lois is also leading Voice Lessons: Strategies for Making Your Words Sing:
Learn to write with a distinctive voice that gets the attention of editors, publishers and agents.
Saturday, Oct. 1st
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser Street Vancouver