Writing workshops

I support new writers by delivering virtual and in-person workshops to adults, teens and children. I am also pleased to tailor these workshops or teach as part of a writing camp.

Previous topics include

  • Polishing that first page
  • Creating characters for young and very young readers
  • Cultivating story ideas
  • Details, pacing and exploding the moment
  • How to write a series
  • Understanding types of conflict
  • Engaging reluctant readers and writers
  • What to do with abandoned first drafts
  • Writing habits, time management and you
  • Creating your literary archive

Client list (Canada and the United States)

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


Please contact me to discuss my fee structure.

Travel subsidies can be made available by submitting an application to the Canada Council.


I am a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre; CANSCAIP, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and am an alumnus of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.