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Anne Lazurko's novel, Dollybird, received the 2014 WILLA Award for historical fiction and was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Fiction Award. What is Written on the Tongue, a novel set in and about the Indonesian War of Independence, is forthcoming with ECW Press, Spring 2022. She received the 2018 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Literary Award for work on that novel. Anne's poetry was most recently published in Gush: Menstrual Manifestos For Our Time (Frontenac House, 2018). A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she has an Honours BA in Political Science, has twice attended Sage Hill Writing, and is current President of that organization. Involved in the Saskatchewan writing community through workshops, readings and in a volunteer capacity, Anne is also an award winning freelance journalist and a farmer. She writes and farms near Weyburn Saskatchewan.
Discover where story ideas come from, how characters are developed, how setting creates an atmoshpere for those characters and how plot and structure tie the whole thing together. This workshop can be held over one long day or in four - 2 hour a sessions, and delivered either in person or online. Contact me for details.
Whether fiction or memoir, creative non-fiction or essay, characters and their motivations are what drive a story forward. In this interactive workshop, learn how to craft compelling characters that bring historical time and place to life. We'll delve into the choices a writer makes about any given history, how the setting affects character and vice-versa, and the necessary research to bring the whole thing together. Offered either in-person or online. Full day or two sessions. Contact me for details.
Coteau Books, 2013