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Parkdale Street Writers

March 4th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Are you 16-24 years old? Do you keep a blog? Constantly update your Facebook page? Write super-long e-mails? Make up stories and poems in your head? Why not join the…

Parkdale Street Writers a boot camp for young dreamers

Ten weeks of free writing workshops led by kick-ass local authors, cartoonists, hip hop poets, and street artists! You don’t have to be a great writer. Just be prepared to have fun!

  • Write about real life * Produce song lyrics and poems * Create your own comics * Interview people * Find and make art * Publish your work * Get advice from professionals * Select other kinds of writing for us to do

Work directly with published authors and artists like:
–Mariko Tamaki, author of Skim, Fake ID and True Lies: A Book of Bad Advice –Willow Dawson, comic artist and illustrator
–Mindbender, hip hop lyricist and M.C. –Kristyn Dunnion, author of Moshpit, Missing Matthew and Big Big Sky –Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Strange Times at Western High and A Girl Like Sugar –Stro1, street artist and videographer

LOCATION AND DATES The Parkdale Library 1303 Queen Street West (Basement auditorium) Every Tuesday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Starts April 1st and ends June 3rd, 2008

FINE PRINT: Participants must be 16-24 years old. The workshops are free, but you must register! Snacks and supplies will be provided. TTC tickets are available for teens coming from outside the neighborhood. At the end of the program, we’ll publish our favorite work in a web magazine. Sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Public Library and Parkdale Community Health Centre.

CONTACT INFO: Emily Pohl-Weary for more information or to register at or 416-779-1448


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