Some readers start at the end and read backwards. This workshop isn’t for them. We’re going to assume that a reader and a story meet at the opening word. So much depends on that first phrase, sentence, paragraph, page. Many great writers have agonized over their openings to seduce their readers into reading on. How have they done it? We’ll examine an array of first pages and see what we can steal to make our own better.

Saturday, May 25, 6:30-9:00 pm at the B.O.L.D. Centre (formerly known as Kidston Landing), 490 Chebucto Street, Baddeck. * Please note the change of venue


Oisín Curran grew up in Surry, Maine. His first novel, Mopus, was published in 2008 and he was named a “Writer to Watch” by CBC: Canada Writes. His second novel, Blood Fable was picked by the Globe & Mail as one of the most anticipated novels for the fall of 2017 and won the 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Curran lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, with his wife and two children.

$49 for WFNS members

$79 for non-members

Please note: registration is possible with a credit card over the phone. Please call 902-423-8116.

B.O.L.D.(Bras D'or Lakes Day Camps) Centre, 490 Chebucto St., Baddeck
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Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm