Writing workshop with Gordon Kirkland

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Gordon Kirkland
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Award-winning author Gordon Kirkland will be leading a writing workshop for youth in Pitt Meadows next month.

The author of nine books, Kirkland has taught writing workshops at over 40 writer’s conferences and festivals across Canada and the United States. In addition, he has lectured at writing programs offered by Simon Fraser University, The University of Georgia, Florida First Coast Community College, the University of Dayton, and Ball State University.

He was one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest Young Writers Camp, which introduced young writers to a wide variety of career options available to those who write.

Kirkland will guide the youth through story writing including setting the scene, creating characters, bringing characters and scene together and plotting the story. He will also talk about taking their writing forward.

This workshop will require participants to work on their stories in-between sessions.


The workshop will take place at the South Bonson Community Centre. It is open to youth aged 12 to 16. Space is limited to 10 persons. Priority will be given to members of the Pitt Meadows Community Association. Cost: $35.00 for members, $50 for non-members

Dates:  April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26.

Info: www.pmcaonline.com

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