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Parkdale Street Writers are at it again!
I’m a shameless fan of the Parkdale Street Writers, an awesome writing workshop full of cool, creative youth. We were thrilled to have some writing from the first workshop in the last issue. Well, a new set of workshops are slated to begin (info below). For more information, check out the website!
PARKDALE STREET WRITERS (Coordinated by award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary) Calling all bloggers, poetry scribblers, epic e-mailers, and daydreamers thinking about writing an entire novel… The Parkdale Street Writers is for you! This series of free writing workshops for at-risk youth runs every Tuesday, from 4 to 6 pm, starting December 2, 2008. Learn about many different genres, including song lyrics and poetry, film scripts, short stories, interviews and reviews. Work directly with professional writers, comics creators, hip hop lyricists, novelists and illustrators to learn about the industry, get tips, and publish your work. PARKDALE BOOK ARTISTS (Coordinated by graphic novelist and illustrator Willow Dawson) A series of free book art and illustration workshops for youth at risk in the Parkdale area. The program runs every Thursday from 4 to 6 pm, starting November 27 and ending June 25. Youth will work directly with local authors, illustrators and designers to create drawings, paintings, collages, graffiti, comics and other book or magazine related artwork. The program will culminate in the summer, with a group gallery exhibition and a publication showcasing their work.