Literary Festivals and Presentations

A variety of writing topics

I support new writers by delivering presentations at literary conferences, teachers’ in-service day and creative writing events. A dynamic and accomplished speaker, I offer presentations and writing workshops for adults and for children on the following topics:

  • Creating characters for young male readers
  • Details and exploding the moment
  • Types of conflict
  • Cultivating story ideas
  • How to write a series
  • Location, location: why setting matters
  • Writing habits, time management and you

I am pleased to discuss tailored presentations and workshops as well as availability.

Selected engagements

  • International Reading Association Annual Conference
  • Canadian Society of Authors, Illustrators and Performers Annual Conference
  • Association of Teachers of English of Nova Scotia Conference
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • Word on the Street, Halifax
  • Frye Festival, New Brunswick
  • Nocturne: Art at Night,  Halifax
  • Lethbridge Children’s Literature Roundtable
  • Grande Prairie Children’s Literature Roundtable
  • MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Conference