What is story? Is a narrative simply a series of events happening to random people? No! Who is this story about is just as important as What is this story about! Characters are actually the most important components of any story.
This two-hour workshop explores how to create a compelling and complex character through readings, exercises and thoughtful guided discussion with an experienced writing instructor and novelist. Learn the basics of character driven narrative by designing your own character in this two-hour workshop. Handouts and readings included.
Workshop will be held on Sunday, March 10th, 2019, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Ray Twinney Complex (Lounge 1) in Newmarket.
Ibi Kaslik is an internationally published novelist, freelance writer, editor and teacher. Her most recent novel, The Angel Riots, is a rock n’ roll comic-tragedy and was nominated for Ontario’s Trillium award in 2009. Her first novel, Skinny, was a New York Times Bestseller, was nominated for the Best Young Adult novel of the year by the Canadian Library Association (2004), as well as the Borders’ Original Voices Award for Young Adult Novel (2006). Skinny has also been published in numerous countries. A native of Toronto, Ibi teaches creative writing at The University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and works as an arts educator. Ibi has helped write, mentor and publish award-winning books for Inhabit Media, an independent Arctic publisher, based in Iqaluit and Toronto. She has a Masters in English literature and Creative Writing from Concordia University and travels to the Prairies and the Arctic, from time to time.
Special Bring-a-Friend Event!
WCYR members are welcome to bring a non-member friend free for the March workshop. Simply add your guest’s name during the registration.
**Note: Venue is subject to change.
Please note: WCYR meetings are strictly for ages 18+. Teens from grades 7-12 are welcome to join our youth group at wcyork.ca/writenow.
- Mar 2018 Workshop
March 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm