Join Paul Coccia as he invites writers into the Green World. With a discussion of the literary critic Northrop Frye’s theory, writers will gain the ability to understand, create, and assess Green Worlds in their own works and how they can establish environments where their characters can experiment, change and evolve. As the Green World provides spaces away from the constraints of societal norms for characters to develop and grow, writers will leave empowered to help their characters achieve the full potential of their character arcs.
Regardless of which path you pursue as an author, collaboration is going to be a key element along the way.
Yes, what an author does, especially when sitting alone in front of a keyboard and composing words, can be a solitary pursuit. But when it comes to all other aspects of a writer's life, real success comes from the collaborations made along the way. Whether it's a collaboration with an editor, an agent, a publisher, or even a DIY self-publishing platform, virtually every other important task in your writing life will include some sort of collaboration. How can you navigate these relationships and the challenges that come with them in order to achieve your long-term goals for writing success?
Do you have favourite kids' books? Childhood reading forms us, challenges us, and sticks with us for life. This upbeat workshop introduces the world of writing for young people.
Patricia Keeney, an award-winning poet, novelist, theatre and literary critic and professor of Literature, Humanities and Creative Writing at Toronto’s York University will be facilitating this special two-hour workshop in Newmarket.
Do you want to explore “the inside story” that will help you to deepen your connection with your writing and your readers? Whether or not poetry is your usual genre, all writers can benefit from exploring the poem as an emotional roadmap, otherwise known as the inside story.
This members-only workshop will examine the history of ideas, the importance of mental space in writing, how to use social media appropriately to find ideas and locate websites that are a continuous source of fodder. We will discuss why it is important to let ideas percolate and how to use the M.I.C.E. quotient to figure out the kind of story you want to write and how to pinpoint what can help bring it to life.