TOMORROW! Federation of BC Writers Young Writer’s Conference


Federation of BC Writers Young Writer’s Conference

Saturday March 7
12 pm- 4 pm
Surrey Public Library, Room 418

Entrance by at-the-door donation to Youth Food Bank (suggested donation $5 or 2 non-perishable items). All proceeds to Purpose Society Youth Food Bank. Seating is limited, please pre-register via

Three workshops by youth for youth

Cody Shaw- Creating a Graphic Novel
Try your hand at sequential storytelling! This workshop is for people who are interested in visual storytelling, and want to learn to communicate with more than just words. Get started with some simple exercises and get used to a new way of getting through to readers!

Mingshu Dong- Character and Dialogue
Learn how to develop well-rounded and realistic characters for your story. Focus will be on character creation, and dialogue. Learn how to write dialogue that fits specific characters and using dialogue to show instead of tell in a story.

Yilin Wang- Setting
How do you create a fresh and vivid setting that leaves a lasting impression on your readers? Come explore the art of creating setting through this hands-on, interactive workshop. We’ll discuss ways to generate setting ideas, deepen your understanding of the story world, and use sensory details in your writing.

The winner of the VBT Memorial Emerging Youth Writer Award will be announced and the prize awarded. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be served.

Surrey Muse Event This Friday Night

I am reading at the Surrey Muse event this Friday night, April 25th, 2014.

I’m going to read the opening chapter of  my new project, Downward Dog, and perhaps also a chapter from Blood Rain, which will be forthcoming in January 2015 (I’m still noodling with it).

Surrey Muse: An Interdisciplinary Art & Literature Presentation Group

by donation : all welcome

10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC
ROOM 418
(behind Surrey Central SkyTrain)

5:30 to 8:30 PM

Book Signing Author: TBA

Open mic begins with JANENE WHITE

Check out the poster here