Crafting Your Story Workshop
Saturday April 18th – 9 am to 11.30 am – Workers Arts & Heritage Building, Stuart Street.
This lively & fun workshop with writer Gary Barwin explores ways to shape a story for greatest impact, whether that be for humour, drama, suspense, or surprise.
It will also address the best ways to begin and end a story, how to most effectively craft what comes in between, and how to add colour and vitality with descriptions of character and setting.
Participants will try the ideas out on their own stories and receive helpful feedback and suggestions for further development.
Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at firstname.lastname@example.org as spaces are limited.
All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.
Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator and the author of 19 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. He was Young Voices eWriter-in-Residence at the Toronto Public Library in Fall of 2013 and Writer-in-Residence at Western University in 2014-2015.
He teaches creative writing at Kings University College in London. His high-energy performances often involve music, multimedia, and interactive storytelling.
Stories from Central is a project in collaboration with Central Neighbourhood Association and Workers Arts & Heritage Centre generously funded by Hamilton Community Foundation. A series of workshops focusing on stories of homes, heritage and personal tales will culminate in a walking tour of the neighbourhood on May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. at WAHC.