I offer workshops and presentations for both adults and children for community associations, home schooled students and summer camps, as well as services for writers including coaching, manuscript editing and evaluation, plus online workshops for children and for adults.
I conduct creative writing workshops with community associations and have run workshops and made presentations as part of summer camp programs in Calgary and the surrounding area. Topics and themes include superheroes and comic books, inventing an imaginary country, story creation, time travel tales, spectacular story starters, creating characters, playwriting, future technology, and newspaper writing.
Workshops and Classes for Adults
I work as an instructor at the University of Calgary and at Mount Royal University, conducting one day classes and evening sessions for adults who are interested in writing for children and young adults. These classes examine the writing process from initial concept through to the finished manuscript, including how to turn ideas into stories, the creation of outlines and the importance of editing and revision. We also examine ways to research which publishing houses to submit your work to and there is ample time left for questions.
I’ve also conducted similar workshops for adults for community associations, professional writer’s groups, public libraries and am available as a speaker for keynote addresses, conferences and other events. I’m very flexible and always happy to discuss your group’s individual requirements.
You can also learn more about the writing and publishing process, including where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters, the importance of historical research if your novel is set in a different era, the role of editing and revision, marketing and promotion, and more, in The Children’s Writer’s Guide.
Contact me for further details regarding coaching, workshops and presentations.