Workshop Bonanza

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Workshop: Wordplay Writing

Join fiction author Karen Krossing to practise playing with words. Learn how to create great scenes in fiction and just let your writing flow. With this fun hands-on workshop, you will have two hours to start and develop a character and scene for your latest fiction frenzy.

Who: Ages 12-19
When: March 15, 2012; from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: Cedarbrae TPL branch; 545 Markham Road
Registration: FREE! Call 416-397-5970 or email ksparling@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Workshop: Playwriting 101

Ever imagine words forming into a 3D reality? With award-winning playwright, Marjorie Chan, all participants will take part in improvisation-based warm-ups and learn how to write outside of print. Be prepared with loose and comfy clothing as this workshop is not restricted to stiff chairs. Bring a notebook (no laptop), a pen, and plenty of energy. Lunch is provided!

Who: Grades 7-9
When: May 5, 2012; from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Where: 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 210
Registration: FREE! www.playwrightsguild.ca

Workshop: The World of Kluscap According to M’Shoum

Writing and reading is extremely fun, but what about the origins of some of your favourite childhood fairy-tales? In collaboration with the Toronto Storytelling Festival, Robert Seven Crows will be exploring the joys of folklore with a guitar and tawegan (drum). He will be telling stories of the Kluscap, a celebrated hero in native stories. Although no writing is involved, you will better grasp how some of the earliest narratives sounded, and they may even shape the way that you form your own modern writing style.

When: March 29, 2012; from 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Where: Spadina Road TPL branch; 10 Spadina Road