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writing with writers series


Writing with Writers is an evening of listening, learning, writing, and celebrating North Shore authors. Whether you’re keen on discovering how to build suspense in a story, write compelling plots and believable characters, or hone your life story into an engaging read, this interactive evening workshop series has something for you. Writing with Writers takes place four times per year and is free, but registration is required.

Presented in partnership with the North Shore Writers' Association.


Living the Past: Historical Fiction for Storytellers with Carol Cram

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, Carol Cram, an award-winning author of historical fiction, will provide guidelines for making the past a vehicle for storytelling and share practical tips for writing historical fiction. Carol will also read from her novels, facilitate writing exercises designed to jumpstart ideas, and answer questions about writing and publishing. Carol has shared this workshop with writing groups all over BC, including most recently Kelowna, Vernon, and Port Coquitlam.

Carol M. Cram is the author of three novels of historical literary fiction. Her novels, The Towers of Tuscany and A Woman of Note, were both designated Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society in the UK, and both won First in Category for the Chaucer and Goethe awards (Chanticleer Book Awards), with The Towers of Tuscany also winning the Grand Prize Chaucer Award for best historical novel pre-1750.

Her third novel, The Muse of Fire, won the Bronze for Best Historical Fiction from the Independent Publishers’ Book Awards and is currently long-listed for the Goethe award. Carol and her husband, painter Gregg Simpson, live on beautiful Bowen Island near Vancouver, where she teaches Nia dance and volunteers for the local arts council after serving as its president for 10 years.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

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