Writing for Children and Youth (with Sylvia Gunnery)

Mar 2 – 30, 7 – 9pm >>

Develop your unique voice in writing for children and youth in this four-part workshop. Through focused activities and group discussion, you will reflect on all stages of the writing process as you create setting, characters, dialogue, storyline, and structure.  There will be opportunities to share draft writing, chat about books by your favourite authors, and consider how to move successfully toward publication. 


Sylvia Gunnery first took her writing seriously by attending the Banff Centre in 1976 under the instruction of W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, and others.  Since then, she has published more than 25 books for teens and younger readers, including her 2017 YA novel Road Signs That Say WestOut of Bounds and Game Face were nominated for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award.  She has been honoured with a Prime Minister’s Teaching Award and a Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia legacy membership.  Sylvia lives at Crescent Beach on the South Shore where she’s writing a YA novel what I know about next.

Location: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (online with Zoom)

Dates of 4-week workshop: Tuesdays, March 2 + March 9 + March 23 + March 30 (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

Price: $214 (incl. 1-year WFNS membership for 2021)

Member Price: $149

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