January 7 – February 25 ~ SCIF Writing My Story – EPL (Stanley Milner) 2:00 PM
Want to tell your story? Meeting every Tuesday, EPL’s Safe Communities’ Drop in program, Writing My Story creative writing workshop series is designed to assist participants with telling their story through writing. This program is funded by the Building Safe Communities Through Inclusive Learning Project. Program will be held on the 6th Floor, Room 5. For more information call 780-496-1827.
February 22 ~ Elk Island Young Author’s Conference, 9:00 AM
Elementary Sessions: Is your writing feeling a little weak? Does your description barely have enough strength to lift a page? Then this is the session for you! Using awesome stuff like music, movies—and even everyday things like colour—we’ll tighten your writing, power up your descriptive core, and hone your story into lean, mean, writing machine!
February 27-28 ~ Bennett Center Spring Break Writing Camp , 9:00 AM
Here’s a chance to spend quality time with professional published authors. Where do they find their story ideas? How do they develop that idea into a book? How do you know whether to write fiction or nonfiction? There’ll be lots of time to answer all these questions and any others you may have. Oh, yes, there’ll even be time for writing. For information or to register phone 780-468-1439 or 1-800-664-6630
March 29 ~ 2014 Conference “Nine to Ninety-Nine” - Strathcona County Library, 9:00 AM
The Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC) was incorporated in March 2005 and over the years has introduced new and improved ways to connect with our local, and not so local, writing community. The conference is a great way to network and provide information to the writer through our connections to local and distant authors, our partnerships with other organizations, and our relationship with presenters and community sponsors – and, of course, it provides literary value to our members and the public, in general.
April 4 ~ 2014 Foothills YA Conference - High River, AB , 9:00 AM
Presented by Foothills School Division and Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, this exciting, full day event provides students in grades 4 to 9 with the opportunity to attend three workshops of their choice with writers, illustrators, graphic novelists, cartoonists and other presenters.
April 27 ~ 2014 St. Albert Poetry Slam – St. Albert Public Library, 1:00 PM
Release the joy of language and make your words dance at the library’s poetry slam for teens. A panel of the who’s who from the local poetry scene including Edmonton Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski will be on hand to share their craft and help crown a winner.