ARCHIVED EVENT: CROSS-GENRE WRITING
December 23, 2023
December 28, 2023 | 12:30pm EST
Join us for a deep dive into the world of cross-genre writing with author Derek Mascarenhas. The publishing industry often pigeon holes authors into be known for specific genres, but authors are experimenting more than ever these days! This workshop wilL inspire and equip you with the tools to craft compelling narratives that defy genre norms.
Derek Mascarenhas is a graduate of the University of Toronto SCS Creative Writing Program, a finalist and runner up for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, and a nominee for the Marina Nemat Award. His linked short story collection, Coconut Dreams, was called a “stunning debut” in Quill and Quire‘s starred review and The Globe and Mail named it one of the best reads from Canadian small presses. Derek’s first picture book, 100 Chapatis, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “warm and reassuring,” and his second, The Mango Monster, arrives Fall 2024. Derek is also working on a speculative novel, and a middle-grade book.