Teen Writing Camp

Updated 2018/05/12

2018/07/09 @ 10:00 am – 2018/07/12 @ 1:30 pm
Teen Writing Camp

Teen writers are invited to dive deeper into writing during this week-long summer writing camp. Each day of the camp will be led by a different author who will be focusing on everything from memoir writing to poetry.

The camp’s authors include:

Leni Goggins: Leni is a professional writer and project manager living in Powell River BC. She has led and participated in the creation of many Canadian literary magazines including Lester’s Army, Geist, subTerrain and Crank. She is the director of the International 3-Day Novel contest. www.lenigoggins.ca www.3daynovel.com.

Sandra Tonn: Sandra has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers, and has taught memoir writing for the past seven years.

Nola Poirier: Nola is a fiction writer and environmental researcher. Her short stories have been published in various Canadian journals.

Sonia Zagwyn: Sonia is the Children’s Services Coordinator at PRPL. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her poetry has appeared in Versal and Front Magazine. She’s a former host and organizer of the Powell River Poetry Slam.

Kara Stanley: A graduate of UBC’s MFA program in creative writing, Kara Stanley lives, works and plays on the Sunshine Coast. Her writing has been published in Fugue, HipMama and Paste. Her nonfiction book Fallen: A Trauma, a Marriage, and the Transformative Power of Music was included on CBC’s Best Books of 2015 list. Kara’s novel Ghost Warning was published in 2017.

The camp runs Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 from 10am – 1:30pm. The camp will take place at the Powell River Public Library in the First Credit Union Community Room.

Ages 12-18 are welcome. Registration is required. Writers should bring a lunch.

For more information or to register contact teen services coordinator, Megan Cole, at cole@prpl.ca or 604-485-4796