Let’s Write Dialogue with Sheila Hornezoom
In this interactive and safe two-hour workshop, participants will learn through prompts and discussion the workings of dialogue and to relax and have fun with it. Participants are welcome to bring a piece of dialogue they are working on to share.
The Critical Lens with LaQuettezoom
LaQuette will be helping us to address diversity in our writing from a critical lens regardless of our chosen genres.
Terry Fallis: The Role of Humour in WritingRay Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1) 100 Eagle Street West, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Terry will discuss the role humour plays in his writing—not just in his novels, but how a sense of humour can sustain you in the rollercoaster life of a writer. He’ll offer up tips on injecting humour into your writing and thoughts on why so few writers, even if they’re funny people, seem to avoid humour in their writing.
The event: Kenneth Oppel is the internationally bestselling, award-winning author of 36 books for children and young adults. His books feature memorable characters, page-turner plots and intricate, well-researched worlds. On May 3, join the WCYR and the WCDR from the comfort of your own home for your chance to learn from one of Canada’s most celebrated authors—someone who has had a lifelong love affair with the written word. Whether you write for kids, for adults, or for your own joy, this online workshop will help you with some of the most essential aspects of writing craft: character, plot and research. Bring your questions! The hour-long craft workshop will be followed by a half-hour Q and A session.
Visual Storytelling: From Script to Screen with Kim SparksAurora Public Library 15145 Yonge St., Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Have you always wanted to know more about the world of screenwriting? Maybe considered adapting your novel into a screenplay?
Kim Sparks will be joining us to talk about the screenplay format. Using sample scripts, she will demonstrate how to use actions and dialogue to ‘show don’t tell’ our stories.
Kim will show us some of the tools of the trade: script-writing programs for computer and mobile apps. She will also share some knowledge about television writing and collaborative writing in television writing rooms. She will share her views about working with an agent as a screenwriter. Bring your questions for the Q and A.