Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.

Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.
Prize Winning Stories from NOWW

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Workshop on YA Fiction

Bonnie Ferrante

Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW) will be offering a free workshop entitled Writing young adult fiction. 

The facilitator will be Bonnie Ferrante. Bonnie is a hybrid author. Her short stories, newspaper articles and columns, and novels have been published traditionally. She has begun simultaneously self-publishing novels and picture books and is doing her own illustrations. 

She received an Ontario Arts Council Writers Works in Progress grant to complete a YA paranormal historical which will be published by Tradewind Books in British Columbia.

 "Desiccate: Sphere of Vision Book One," her most recent YA book, was completed with the support of an OAC Northern Arts grant. 

She was a grade school teacher for thirty-three years, ten of those as a teacher-librarian. 

Her work has been described by Gordon Korman as "hauntingly believable", Richard Scrimger as containing "genuine surprises", Anne Coleman as "effectively told", and Angie Abdou as "insightful and emotional". Fred Stenson wrote "this author has exciting gifts...what a talent."

Three participants will win a critique by author Michelle Krys.
The workshop will be on Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Waverly Library, 285 Red River Road. No need to register.


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