Workshop leader: JAMES LECK
A four-week workshop that will guide participants through the process of creating and writing their own YA fiction manuscripts, from inception through revision to polishing. Topics will include techniques for generating ideas, creating characters, developing a story arc, crafting a first draft, revision, editing, and polishing for eventual submission. Participants may not finish the manuscript within the timeframe of the workshop, but they will leave with many tips and techniques on how to write a solid story aimed at the Young Adult market as well as a glimpse into the YA fiction publishing world.
James Leck has worked as a high school teacher in Canada, Japan, and Kuwait. The Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press) is the first book in a series of mysteries that will follow his teenage private eye, Jack Lime, as he solves mysteries in the fictional town of Iona. The Adventures of Jack Lime was named as one of the Top Ten First Novels for Youth by Booklist Magazine and was on the shortlist for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards, the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Awards, and the Arthur Ellis Best YA Crime Book Award for 2012. The Further Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press) was released in the spring of 2013. Recently James was selected to participate in the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour in 2014.
Cost: $120 for WFNS members / $160 for non-members
To Register: Contact the WFNS office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902.423.8116. Register early as space is limited.