July 16, 2018 10:00AM Workshop
Sage Hill Writing - Moose Jaw Teen Writing Workshop
Moose Jaw Public Library, Green Room, 461 Langdon Crescent
Sage Hill's Moose Jaw Workshop offers up to 14 youth the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshop is free of charge to participants. The Moose Jaw workshop is recommended for applicants who will be 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program. The workshop is held in partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words. The Saskatchewan Festival of Words has generously offered to find billets (places to stay, provided by volunteer host families) for teens travelling to Moose Jaw. Please apply as soon as possible if you require a billet. Instructor: Beth Goobie. Beth Goobie is the author of twenty-five books, in seven different genres. Eighteen of these books are for young adults, but her latest title is breathing at dusk, a collection of poetry that focuses on childhood sexual abuse and her healing process. The resulting joy and cohesion have transformed her into an enthusiastic Saskatoon Food Bank volunteer, poetry slammer, and percussionist in a community band. Guest Author: Kai Cheng Thom. Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, therapist, wicked witch and lasagna lover. She is the author of the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir (Metonymy Press), the poetry collection a place called No Homeland (Arsenal Pulp Press), and the children’s book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea (Arsenal Pulp Press). Location: Moose Jaw Public Library, Green Room, 461 Langdon Crescent Run Time: July 16th – 20th, 2018. 10:00am – 5:00pm daily.