Workshops are offered at various times throughout the year.

Over the years, workshops have included topics on both the craft and business of writing, such as creative non-fiction, advanced poetry, character development, writing dialogue, grammar basics, book reviewing, play writing, script writing, digital marketing, taxes and the writer, writing for radio, editing, creative writing for youth, and more.

WANL members receive a discount on workshops.

WANL strives to offer writing workshops in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador where funding permits. Workshops have been offered in Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Gander, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and St. John’s.


Current Workshops:

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: NL Writers Edition
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14 from 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: Room L2028 (first floor Computing Classroom), MUN’s Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Library, St. John’s

Free event. All welcome!

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons are events where a group of people meet up to edit and grow a specific subject on Wikipedia that has noticeable gaps in it. Our topic will be writers of Newfoundland and Labrador. The purpose is to make significant historical writers who have been overlooked more easily found and researched, while also teaching those who attend how to use the Wikipedia platform. Although we will have mainly collected research on past writers (many of whom are now deceased), we encourage you to bring any knowledge or research you have about ANY NL writer, living or dead. Our goals for the event are to:

  • Create new Wikipedia pages for those NL writers who don’t currently have one
  • Edit current pages that are lacking detail
  • Add names to the category “Writers from Newfoundland and Labrador” to create a more complete list 
  • Teach attendees how to use the Wikipedia platform as an Editor

Let us know you’re coming! Sign up by emailing 

Computers will be provided and there’s no need to have any prior knowledge of editing.  
The QEII library is accessible. For more information on accessibility please visit:
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Past Workshops:

August 2018
– Story By You
community writing workshop with Stacy Gardner held at the St. John’s Women’s Centre

June 2018
– Planting Seeds: An Online Marketing Workshop for Authors
with Carolyn R. Parsons

March 2018
– Publishing Panel
with Boulder Publications, Breakwater Books, Engen Books, Flanker Press, ISER Books, Pedlar Press, and Running the Goat Books & Broadsides
– Flash Fiction with Bridget Canning

February 2018
– Trim & Tone for Prose Writers with Claire Wilkshire

December 2017
– Present: A Workshop with Paul Rowe

November 2017
– How to Work with an Editor: Panel with Editors NL
– Promote: A Workshop with Beth Follett

October 2017
– Publish: A Workshop with Scott Bartlett

August 2015
– WANL-Winterset Emerging Writers’ Workshop with award-winning authors Richard Gwyn and Cassie Stocks

October 2014
– Ecofiction with Anne Erickssen

– Travel Writing with Gary Geddes
– Battle of the Genres See 2014 AGM Itinerary for listing of workshops and their details.

September 2014
– Writing with Donna Morrissey