- Session: Story Workshop Weekend
- Date: Aug 12 & 13, 2023
- Time: 10am-4pm
- Instructor: Angela M Cowan
- Experience: Open to everyone
- Ages: 16+
- Cost: $135
- Supplies: Please bring a notebook and a pen, any other supplies will be provided.
Do you have an idea for a story? Something that prickles at the back of your mind, something that excites you, but you’re just not sure where to start? Join the Story Workshop for a weekend of creative minds, effective writing exercises and a positive workshop environment that will give you a starting point for your short story, your novel, or anything in between. Whether you’re an already published author or you’ve never written before, all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged.
Warm up on Saturday with a series of inventive writing exercises designed to get your creativity flowing, and then move into individual and group work exploring what makes your story tick. Sunday begins with several warm-up exercises before we dive deeper and build onto Saturday’s writing, with the second half of the day devoted to sharing and critiquing in an encouraging and thoughtful group workshop. This story workshop is ideally suited to fiction, and all genres are welcome.
Instructor: Angela M Cowan is a professional writer and editor with more than 10 years’ experience writing for lifestyle magazines, newspapers and commercial and academic clients, and was a BC Yukon Community Newspaper Award winner in 2015. She has had poetry published in Quills Canadian Poetry and digitally with Leaf Press Publishing, and has taken workshops with writer and poet Julie Paul and noted author and artist Nick Bantock. Angela is passionate about helping others tap into their creativity, and has been leading warm and welcoming workshops at MAOA since 2021. Find more info and testimonials at www.angelamcowan.com.