Workshops

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.


Storytelling as a Political Act
Panel Discussion

Sunday, November 4 from 1-3 p.m.
Foran Greene Room
St. John’s City Hall, 10 New Gower Street

Join KERRI CULL, ELISABETH DE MARIAFFI, and CRAIG FRANCIS POWER as they discuss what it means to ‘write political’, from the impact of the current political landscape to the responsibility authors have for the stories they tell. Panel moderated by Kelley Power, WANL Vice President. Q&A to follow.

ADMISSION BY DONATION. All welcome. Panelist books will be available for purchase.

Accessibility: Elevators located on the 1st floor through Access when you come in the front doors (to the left as soon as you come in – through double doors). Take elevator to the 4th floor and the Foran Greene Room is not far from the elevators.

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Storytelling as a Political Act


Past Workshops:

August 2018
– Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: NL Writers Edition
– 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