Yikes!! I'm a Writer?? A workshop with Lesley Crewe

This is a workshop for innocent folks who think they’d like to be a writer. But do your eyes glaze over when you hear words like “plot,” “structure,” and “point of view”? Does your anxiety level rise when someone discusses, “narrative voice,” or “dramatic effect”? Then this is the workshop for you! I like simple. I want to give you some hints about what helped me to write eleven books in fourteen years. I never meant to be a writer, and I’m an expert in absolutely nothing, but I’ve learned a thing or two on this journey. Like what to do when your characters refuse to cooperate. You kill them off. There is nothing academic about this, just stuff that made my life easier while I was writing book after book. If you’d like to hear about it, join me, and we’ll moan about writing together. This workshop will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at the Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St. Halifax, from 6-8 pm. Cost $50. This includes the two-hour workshop, plus a free signed copy (regularly $30) of the hardcover collector’s edition of Are You Kidding Me?!, which includes bonus material; a letter from Lesley to her fans; an interview with Lesley and her editor, Penelope Jackson, on why she started writing; a bonus column; and a chance to win dinner with Lesley at a restaurant of your choice, once her tour is over. (Let’s go to Paris!) You can only buy this book from Nimbus or the author herself, not in bookstores.

Location: 
Open Book Coffee 3660 Strawberry Hill St. Halifax, N.S.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event Contact: 
lesley.crewe@gmail.com kwatson@nimbus.ca