Writing Workshops for Teens
I love visiting schools and libraries and I really enjoy meeting with teens of all ages to deliver workshops about the craft of writing. Students who attend my workshops will learn what goes into the making of a book and what it’s like to work as a writer.
As a long-time teacher of creative and professional writing, I have extensive experience running workshops that are engaging, fun, and encouraging to young writers and readers.
Students in grades 8-12 will be especially interested in the content of my books as well as the writing exercises I employ.
Common topics and themes include:
- Overcoming Rejection and the Value of Perseverance
- Story Structure
- Writing Short Stories and Screenplays
- Personal Narratives
- Writing Poetry
- Using Your Imagination
- Diversity in YA Books
- Careers for Writers
I am a proud member of CANSCAIP and SCBWI and hold an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. I taught writing at Douglas College and Vancouver Community College.
Please contact me for rates and available dates.