Writing for Young People: Developing your manuscript
Join facilitator Alison Lohans in a four-session workshop on writing for young people. This workshop series will provide writers with an opportunity to get started on a manuscript for children or young adults, and move it forward. There will be opportunities for constructive group critiquing. Limit of 12 participants.
When: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 29 and Dec. 6 and Dec. 13
Where: SWG Regina Office
Fees: $49.00 + GST for full four weeks
To register please fill out the registration form and email registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 3986, Regina, SK S4P 3R9. Cheques can be sent by mail or phone our office to pay via credit card.
For the first session, please bring along a page or two of text, and/or ideas that you'd like to work on. With reference to your own writing, we will discuss:
Week One: Sparking ideas across the ages, or "What's the problem?"
About Alison Lohans:
Born and raised in California before moving to Saskatchewan in 1976, award-winning Regina author Alison Lohans has been writing since childhood and was first published at age 12. To date she has published twenty-six books for young people and one poetry chapbook, as well as numerous short pieces in many genres. Her books range from picture books to early reader chapter books, middle grade fiction, young adult, and "crossover" YA-adult novels. Recent books include Leaving Mr. Humphries (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013); Crossings (Bundoran Press, 2012); and Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn, 2011). Also recent from Pearson Education New Zealand are Stop That Pup!; The Break; Dog Alert; Doppelganger; River Rat; and This Land We Call Home which won the 2008 SaskEnergy Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. Coming in September 2014 is a re-issue of No Place for Kids in the new Wandering Fox imprint of Heritage House. Alison has given hundreds of readings and workshops across Canada, and occasionally teaches writing as well. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2012 YWCA Jacquie Schumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award for the Arts. Alison served as Writer-in-Residence at Regina Public Library in 2002-2003.