You have a great story you can’t stop daydreaming about. Or you started one and find yourself staring at a blank page... again. Or maybe you’re curious to learn more about writing for younger audiences. Grab this opportunity to get your daydreams off the back burner, fill up those blank pages, and explore writing for children and youth. Immerse yourself in your own writing through a variety of focused activities. Experiment with ways to get your characters talking and walking across the page. Share and discuss the choices you make in language, theme, and style to develop a strong writer’s voice.



Sylvia Gunnery has published more than 25 books for teens and children, as well as professional resources for educators. A recipient of a Prime Minister's Teaching Award, she has presented at conferences, libraries, and schools across Canada. In 2016, she was honoured with a WFNS Legacy Membership. Currently, she serves on the editorial board for Write, the professional magazine of the Writers' Union of Canada. Road Signs That Say West, her latest YA novel, was published by Pajama Press in 2017. Sylvia lives at Crescent Beach, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia where she's working on another YA novel, what I know about next.

$109 for WFNS members

$139 for non-members

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia strives to offer an inclusive space where all feel welcome. To this end, we ask that participants not use racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or other discriminatory language in WFNS workshops and professional development sessions. Participants who use such language may be asked to leave. 

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (multi-purpose room), 135 North Park St., Bridgewater
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm