Lots going on in the writing community this summer. I’ve got a quick article up with the Winnipeg Review to give you some great ideas for summertime Y/A reading, featuring stories by Jacqueline Pearce, Eileen Cook and Tanya Lloyd Kai — all amazing storytellers.
Speaking of storytelling, as I type this, I’m sitting in The Network Hub in New Westminster, waiting for the start of the Vancouver Digital Storytelling Unconference. Hoping to take in a few pointers for improving the Bedtime Story podcast.
Next week I’ll be teaching a workshop for Simon Fraser University’s Southbank writing program all about wending one’s way thorugh writing and publishing for young and teen readers. Details are HERE if you’d like to join the group! And later this summer, I’ll be giving a keynote to young writers at the Vancouver Public Library Book Camp. I’m a little nervous about this, because in looking at the descriptions, it appears I will be the only speaker who plans to dredge the disgusting depths of the writing life.
Wish me luck….or better still, come out and heckle!