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AFTERWORDS
LITERARY FESTIVAL

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WORKSHOPS

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 VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  
GREAT STORIES IN A HUNDRED AND TWENTY MINUTES OR LESS!
WITH ANDREW KAUFMAN


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
9:30 AM — 11:30 AM 

ZOOM

Writing maybe a lot of hard work but it isn’t magic. This workshop looks at the basic building blocks of stories and examines how putting them together can take you from idea to first draft. Element breakdowns include; three-act story structure, desire-based plots, setting the setting and creating believable characters. Like returning home from the grocery store, you’ll have everything you need to get your story cooking!


$15
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 WORKSHOP 
THE SUPERNATURAL 
WITH LISA MOORE


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
9:30 AM — 11:30 AM 
WRITERS' FEDERATION OF NOVA SCOTIA

In this workshop, we will discuss character, setting, point of view, imagery, and sensual detail by employing these elements of prose to create flash fiction ghost stories. We'll look at what it means to be haunted, how everything we try to bury or repress — our deepest fears, griefs, anxieties, desires — can crack through the hardened surface of our past. We'll unearth the contemporary injustices and social decay that sift through our domestic walls and coporate fortresses, in very iffy, uncanny, eerie, semi-corporeal forms, but forms fleshy enough to make the hairs stand up on our arms and send shivers all over.


$15
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 CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMMING 
TELLING STORIES THAT MATTER
(AGES 10-14)

WITH CHAD LUCAS


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
10:30 AM — 12:00 PM 
BMO COMMUNITY ROOM, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY


In this workshop open to youth aged 10-14, we’ll explore the elements of storytelling with a focus on the “So What?” – why does what happens in the story matter to your characters, and to your readers? Learn about point of view, character development, building tension, raising the stakes… and come prepared to experiment as we go!

FREE TO ATTEND
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 WORKSHOP 
CREATING VOICE AND PERSONALITY ON THE PAGE
WITH LAWRENCE HILL


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
11:30 AM — 1:30 PM 
ROOM 301, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY


This free workshop is geared toward adults who are writing for young readers. Join award-winning, best-selling author Lawrence Hill as he shares ways to bring characters and stories to life. This is a free workshop with limited seats, so registration is required. This workshop will be held in Room 301 at Halifax Central Library.

FREE TO ATTEND
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