"Write Like You Mean It" and You Might be the Next Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

July 27, 2016 | Bill V.

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Do you want to write like JK Rowling?

If yes, then you should join writer Kristyn Dunnion who is leading a series of four free creative writing workshops for teens aged 12-19:

  • Write Like You Mean It  Thur. Aug 11, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Toronto Reference Library 
    Get serious about the craft! Uncover what motivates you to write and explore the ideas, places and themes you just have to write about. This session is a great way to learn about your untapped potential, and a solid foundation that will keep you writing and learning. 
  • Create Fascinating Characters Sat. Aug 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Toronto Reference Library 
    Create believable, fascinating characters that will bring your writing to life. This interactive workshop for young artists will introduce writing tools and hone a variety of creative skills. Suitable for any discipline that involves character work, like novels, short stories, creating video games or playwriting.
  • Bring Your Characters to Life Thu. Aug 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Toronto Reference Library 
    Explore character development through writing, movement and dramatic arts-based activities for artists of all disciplines -- acting, writing and more.
  • Create intricate, compelling and multi-dimensional settings for stories and novels. This workshop is especially suitable for writers interested in science fiction, fantasy, or any other type of story that takes place in unusual or intense settings.


No registration, just drop in! Ages 12-19, Free! Check out all workshops in this series. Attend one, or attend them all.

See here for more information about Kristyn Dunnion.

Kristyn Dunnion


Toronto Public Library has also produced a great free list of books and websites to help teens become writers -- you can download it here: The Write Resources for Creative Youth 2014 Tips for Teens who Want to Write and Get Published. 

The Write Resources for Creative Youth Tips for Teens who Want to Write and Get Published

We are also offering the Young Voices Writers Conference in October 2016.

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2016 Young Voices Writers Conference

Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:30 am to 4 pm
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge St. (at the North York Centre subway stop)
FREE! Ages 12-19
 Bring your FREE TICKET with you to the Conference!


And, if you are interested in reading the latest JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we have 227 copies on order -- lots of people waiting already but add yourself to the list.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two