Young Voices Writers Conference 2017

October 4, 2017 | Ken Sparling

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Saturday, October 28
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern District Library
(steps from Yonge/Eglinton subway station)

for Toronto writers aged 12 to 19

Get FREE tickets now!

Get motivated at a full day of workshops led by professionals. Learn new skills, check out an open mic, win prizes and get published in an Instant Anthology!

Amazing workshops include:

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 12.38.29 PMVisual Storytelling with Graphic Artist 
Keith Grachow
Learn the tools of visual storytelling through comic books, children's books, graphic novels and web comics.


Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 12.40.49 PMWrite Your Way Out of a Paper Bag with Author Eufemia Fantetti
Enhance your writing and create compelling characters to make your reader see the world anew.


Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 12.43.30 PMSongwriting for Musical Dummies with Songwriter and Novelist Greg Rhyno
Learn about all aspects of songwriting - subject matter, voice, tone, style and phrasing.


Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 12.49.03 PMPoetry and the Music of Social Conscience with Poet Canisia Lubrin
Use music as a tool for generating socially engaged poetry, whether you're new to poems or not.


Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 12.56.59 PMSpoken Word with Slam Champ Patrick de Belen
Explore the art of performance poetry through creative writing activities, performance games and free-writes.


Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 1.01.09 PMZine Creation with Veteran Zinester Suzanne Sutherland
Learn about zine culture and how to make your own zine.


Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 1.44.32 PMPoetry as Resistance with Poet Chimwemwe Undi
Work on poems that explore how writing can and has spurred and reflected social change.

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 1.12.34 PMOpen Mic with Ryan Kerr
Take the stage and share your stuff.
Once you've polished your stuff at the Conference, make sure to submit your creative work for a chance to be published in Young Voices 2018.