January 27-29, 2017: YouthWrite Winter Wordplay ~ The Many-Headed Liar: Creating 3D Characters. Ever struggled with paper-thin characters? Learn simple, effective ways to develop believable, relatable characters that readers love or love to hate.
February 1-2, 2017: OLA Superconference ~ Bring Your Own Cape: Using Novels and Non-Fiction Narratives to Further Themes of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice.
February 9-10, 2017: YABS’ Story Avenue ~ (From the YABS website): Story Avenue is an annual set of writing workshops held in Edmonton for all of the Grade 5 and 6 students from five Edmonton schools…The program was started in 2007 as a joint venture between YABS and the City Centre Education Partnership (CCEP). Ten local professional children’s authors and illustrators teach writing workshops for approximately 400 students.
February 9, 2017: NCTCA Conference ~ Beam an author into your classroom!
February 25, 2017: Elk Island YAC ~ If your child is part of the Elk Island school district, and in elementary or junior high, they are eligible to spend the day a host of authors/artists/illustrators learning how to better their literacy skills and have a blast doing it!
March 9, 2017: Minnekadha Literacy & Wellness Day
April 8, 2017~ Foothills Young Authors Conference
May 6-13, 2017: TD Book Week Tour ~ Traveling through the NorthWest Territories
May 20, 2017: Capital City Press Festival ~ Hosted by the Edmonton Public Library. Meet local authors and attend panels on the writing industry. No need to register, admission is free!
May 22, 2017: Family Kompany Theatre ~ The Story Catcher workshop—stay tuned for more details!
July 10 – 15, 2017: YouthWrite River Valley Experience ~ Join a host of amazing artists and hone the craft of writing. Camp information is available here.
July 13 – August 24, 2017: Edmonton Public Library ~ Young Writer’s Workshop, running every Thursday, from 3:00-4:30 PM. For more information, contact the Riverbend branch (780) 944-5311.
July 31 – August 4, 2017: Gallery 49 Young Writers’ Camp ~ Registration through Sherwood Park’s Art Gallery.