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"Write Tight and Other Good Writing Habits"
with Rebecca Grambo
Workshop: Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reading: March 16 at 4 p.m.
Where: North Battleford Library (1392 - 101 Street, North Battleford, SK)
There is no cost for this workshop
Write Tight and Other Good Writing Habits:
This beginning- to mid-level writing class will teach you practical writing skills that can make your writing better and more enjoyable for both you and your readers. I’ll show you how to wrestle down those unruly compound sentences, take some of the purple out of your prose, and deal with that horrifying first sentence on a blank page. We’ll talk about essential research techniques, discuss internet resources and pitfalls, and look at note taking techniques that make life easier. We'll also discuss tips and tricks for stretching your brain, and getting what you see in your mind onto paper. A fun, energizing and informative day for writers in any genre!
Rebecca L. Grambo is the author of 26 nonfiction books for adults and children as well as innumerable magazine articles. She wrote a regular natural history column for Acreage Life emphasizing the intricate stories behind everyday sights. Her award-winning book titles include Lupé: A Wolf Pup's First Year (Canadian Science Writers' Association Science in Society Award and Animal Behavior Society Outstanding Children's Book of the Year) and The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (shortlisted for five Saskatchewan Book Awards including Book of the Year and winner of the Publishing Award.) An accomplished speaker and teacher, Ms. Grambo provides highly entertaining and very accessible readings, talks, and workshops for audiences ranging from Grade 1 students to seniors' groups, and from visual artists to field biologists. Her underlying message in all presentations is the importance of curiosity and lifelong learning.