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Parkdale Street Writers want you! (Toronto)

January 17th, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

Are you 16-29 years old? Do you keep a blog or journal? Constantly update your Facebook page? Write super-long e-mails? Make up stories, films, rants, video games, lyrics and/or poems in your head? Love to read and talk about books?

Why not join the… PARKDALE STREET WRITERS Free writing workshops led by kick-ass local authors, comics creators, hip hop poets and street artists! Work directly with writers like: Kristyn Dunnion (author of Moshpit and Big Big Sky), Willow Dawson (graphic novelist, Lila and Ecco’s DIY Comics Club and 100 Mile House), Martin Mordecai (journalist and author of Blue Mountain Trouble), Mindbender (hip hop M.C. and journalist), Emily Pohl-Weary (author of A Girl Like Sugar and Strange Times at Western High)

What will we do?

  • Write about real life
  • Produce song lyrics and poems
  • Create your own comics
  • Read/write film scripts
  • Find and make art
  • Publish your work
  • Get advice from professionals
  • Choose other kinds of writing

DATES/TIMES Parkdale Library (basement auditorium) 1303 Queen Street West, Toronto Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. FINE PRINT Participants must be 16-29 years old. Workshops are free. All supplies and snacks are provided. TTC fare provided for participants from outside the area.

TO REGISTER / GET MORE INFO: Visit, email or call 416-779-1448

(Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Diaspora Dialogues and the Toronto Public Library.)

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