Please note, there are NO SESSIONS or CONSULTS from July 1 – August 15.
June 2013 Calendar View (See here for my WiR office hours)
June 4 ~ Memoir Writing - St. Albert Library, 2:00 PM
Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen as she shows how you can take your personal history and turn it into a memoir. For more information, contact (780) 459-1530.
June 5 ~ Blue Pencil Cafe, MacEwan University 10:00 AM
June 5 ~ Writing with the F-Word–FUN! – Strathcona County Library, 7:00 PM
From essays, creative writing, term papers, writing can be hard, but it can also be fun (honest!). Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn simple techniques to boost your writing skills and stuff you can do to make the process easier.
June 10 ~ Memoir Writing – Strathcona County Library, 2:00 PM
Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen as she shows how you can take your personal history and turn it into a memoir. For more information, contact (780) 410-8600.
June 11 ~ Saint City Writers Anthology Launch – St. Albert Library, 7:00 PM
June 12 ~ Then the Craziest Thing Happened! - Strathcona County Library, 7:00 PM
Plot, it’s the engine that drives your story, it’s the stuff that leaves your reader on the edge of their seat (or forgetting about their train stop!), but how do you create that compelling outline? Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn simple techniques for plotting your story and painless ways to get from the beginning to end.
June 19 ~ Character Development – Strathcona County Library, 7:00 PM
Readers will forgive many things, from mediocre description to patchwork plots, but they don’t forgive forgettable, boring characters. Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn not only how to create realistic, interesting characters but find out how knowing character construction can help you find your own happy ending.
July & August – No Sessions/Consults
September 2013 Calendar View (See here for my WiR office hours)
September 11 ~ Writing Workshop wtih Mary Pinkoski – Strathcona Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join nationally-ranked Canadian Spoken Word Poet Mary Pinkoski for a spoken word workshop. Mary will work with participants to workshop a spoken word poem from its initial stages of writing into performance. (Participants are welcome to bring one poem of their own work, but it is not necessary.) Writers all levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. For a sample of Mary’s work visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8VVSHvPPQs
September 19 ~ What’s a Query, Anyway? – Strathcona Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
What are the Top Five Things editors and agents hate in a submission? Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn how to query like a pro!
September 25 ~ Re-Edit – Strathcona Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
You’ve written your book and it’s good…you think…. Join Writer in Residence Natasha and get some simple editing techniques that will take your story from good to great!
September 28 ~ Culture Days Event, TBA, St. Albert Library
September 28 ~ Fort Saskatchewan Library Launch, 1:00 PM
October 2013 Calendar View (See here for my WiR office hours)
October 3 ~ Dream Workshop – Strathcona Library, 7:00-8:30 p.m
A great workshop for both writers and laypeople, join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn how to deconstruct your dreams. Get a handle on the language of your subconscious and not only unlock the secrets to living your best life, but boost your descriptive writing, as well!
October 9 ~ Comedy Workshop ~ You Think That’s Funny? Strathcona Library, 7:00-8:30 p.m
Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen as she breaks down the elements of writing comedy and how to put the ha-ha in your happy endings.
October 16 ~ Litfest – Q&A with Cassie Stocks (TBA)
October 27, (Library closed, invitation only) Come & Go with Natasha, 11 a.m. til 1 p.m.
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