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:

Present: A Workshop with Paul Rowe
2-5 PM December 2, 2017
WANL Resource Room (Suite 202, 223 Duckworth Street, St. John’s)
This workshop will present the writer with tools to refine the oral presentation of their work, most particularly at live readings. Topics will include selecting and editing material for readings, physicality and vocal performance, consideration of the physical space, and working with or without a microphone. A portion of the workshop will focus on the voice in terms of relaxation, preparation, projection and the minute mechanics of articulation. Each participant will be offered the opportunity to prepare and present a short reading.Paul Rowe has written extensively for the stage and is the author of two novels. The Silent Time was short-listed for the Winterset Award in 2007 and his sophomore offering The Last Half of the Year won the coveted prize in 2017. He is currently at work on a third novel and, with John Doyle, a new play on the subject of Gerald S. Doyle and his legendary songbooks. Paul is also a professional actor with numerous stage credits indicating his particular interest in classical theatre.
Registration open to WANL members immediately.
Early-bird Member price: $25

OR register for all three workshops in the Publish, Promote, Present series at a discounted price of $65.

Registration open to non-members, if space is available, as of November 22, 2017. Non-members who would like to be placed on a waiting list may email

To register, email

Past Workshops:

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