• Session: World-Building
  • Date: Saturday, Sept 30th
  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Instructor: Angela M Cowan
  • Experience: Open to everyone
  • Ages: 16+
  • Cost: $45/session
  • Supplies: Please bring a notebook and a pen, any other supplies will be provided.

Touching on both contemporary and fantasy/science fiction worlds, this writing workshop explores the aspects necessary to build a believable, visceral, well-developed world that impacts and influences the story and its characters. Large and small scale views of food and drink, culture and traditions, weather and geography, religion and science, and other aspects are covered through discussion, short readings and writing exercises.

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.