August 31, 2013

The Hundred Story Wood: 2013 Young Writers' Workshop (Ontario)

Monday, September 30, 2013

8:45 am-3:30 am

St. John’s-Kilmarnock School,
2201 Shantz Station Road,
Waterloo Region (Breslau), ON
N0B 1M0

Registration costs $35 (includes lunch)
The full brochure can be viewed here

Ontario high school students with an interest in writing have a unique opportunity here to work with Canadian authors and a graphic novelist.  For the incredibly low cost of $35, a limited number of students will enjoy a full day of writing and learning with the following published authors (bios from EMWF):

Scott Chantler is the acclaimed cartoonist of the graphic novels Two Generals (which was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads: True Stories, named one of Chapters-Indigo’s Best Books of 2010, and selected for Best American Comics 2012), Northwest Passage (which was nominated for Eisner, Harvey, Shuster, andDoug Wright Awards), and the Three Thieves series (the first book of which, Tower of Treasure, won the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids). He also teaches Writing for Graphic Novels at Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto.

Grace O'Connell was the only author to be included on both the CBC’ s “10 Writers To Watch” and the Globe and Mail’s “CanLit’s Hottest Up and Comers”. O’Connell’s Magnified World was published as part of the Random House Canada New Face of Fiction program. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Walrus, Quill & Quire, The Journey Prize Stories and Taddle Creek, where she also serves as Associate Editor. She won the Great Canadian Literary Hunt and has been nominated for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and two National Magazine Awards. She writes a books column for This Magazine, works as the Contributing Editor for Open Book: Toronto and teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto.

Corey Redekop's Shelf Monkey (ECW Press, 2007) was awarded the Gold Medal for Popular Fiction at the Independent Publisher Book Awards. His second novel Husk (ECW Press, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by The Toronto Star said of Husk, “Redekop tosses so much into this zombie stew that instead of wearing out Corey Redekop’s debut novel his premise quickly it almost seems as though he needs a bigger pot. Corey is currently a publicist for Goose Lane Editions. He lives in Fredericton, NB. Corey is looking forward to providing an engaging workshop on how to write the surreal.

Patricia Westerhof lives in Toronto, Canada, where she writes fiction and teaches English and creative writing. Westerhof is the author of The Dove in Bathurst Station, a novel, and Catch Me When I Fall, a collection of linked stories. She also coauthored The Writer’s Craft, a textbook used in many Writers Craft courses. Her stories have been published in The Dalhousie Review, Room, and the anthology Trees Running Backward. Along with fiction, Westerhof writes curriculum, and she has presented at education conferences in Canada and the U.S.

For information about the workshops, contact Adrian Hoad-Reddick at

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