Next Step: Fiction Workshop for Youth (virtual) with Sylvia Gunnery

You’re writing, right? And you want to write more and learn more and develop your own writer’s voice and meet other young writers and share your writing. Right. This 6-session fiction workshop is your chance to do all these things. Make the commitment: it’s your next step as a writer.

How to prepare:
You may begin something new or work with material already in progress.

Week-by-week sneak peek:
Session 1: Character, Place, and the Imagination
Session 2: Dialogue and Description
Session 3: Writer’s Purpose and Story Arc
Session 4: Writers Read—Sharing Our Favourite Books
Session 5: Revision
Session 6: Writing Circle—Readings and Responses

About the instructor: Sylvia Gunnery has published over 25 books for teens and children as well as professional resources for teachers of writing. A recipient of a Prime Minister’s Teaching Award, she has presented at conferences, libraries, and schools across Canada. Since the spring of 2020, she has also enjoyed working virtually with adult writers and students through workshops, mentorships, and WITS visits.

Recommended age: 13 years and up

Location: Zoom

Dates of 6-week workshop: Saturdays, Jan 29 + Feb 5 + Feb 12 + Feb 19 + Mar 5 + Mar 12, 2022 (10:30am to 11:45am Atlantic)
[Please note that no workshop will be held on Feb 26]

Nonmember/member price: $149

If the registration fee would make it difficult or impossible for you to participate in this workshop, we encourage you to contact Linda at to arrange for a partial or complete fee wavier.

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