Writing Workshops at the Print & Publishing Festival ft. Trish Salah, Lawrence Hill, and Eden Robinson

Registration for Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival writing workshops is now open!

All workshops take place at the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA)Lecture Room (upstairs). Capacity is limited, so please register in advance at KIAC or over the phone – 993 5005

Sat June 1 & Sun, June 2, 11 – 12:30, FREE
Two part Trans and Queer Writers’ Workshop (LGBTTIQ2SNB)
This is a free creative writing workshop for lesbian, gay, non-binary, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two spirit, Intersex, queer, and genderqueer writers hosted by Trish Salah, the current Berton House Writer-in-Residence. In the workshop we will talk about writing and queer/trans experiences, do some writing exercises/writing from prompts, share our work and offer one another constructive/positive feedback. This is an introductory level workshop but writers of all levels are welcome. Genre is open (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, mixed forms, you tell me/us).

Sat, June 1, 1:30 – 3:00, $39 / $35 KIAC members
Writing masterclass with Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hill will lead a short master class focusing on the use of point of view to enrich fictional narratives. What are some of the most effective ways to exploit the advantages of perspective in fiction, and what pitfalls can be avoided? The class will allow time for questions and answers.

Sun, June 2, 1:30 – 3:00, $39 / $35 KIAC members
Writing masterclass with Eden Robinson
The Novel Process: Fear the First Draft
Or: Why does my first draft suck? Why am I stuck on the first chapters? It worked in my head but one paper none of it is gelling! Writing a novel looks intimidating, but we can break the work down into manageable chunks. The first chunk we need to consider is how you write and what you’re telling yourself about how you write. Then we explore ways to free your muse and set you on the path to tackling your behemoth.