It’s a misnomer to describe writing as “discovering what you want to say.” The fact is that you don’t know what you want to say in advance of the journey. You’re taking a leap into the unknown. All you know is what to take with you — your laptop, a cup of coffee, and your imagination. Believe it or not, whole novels have been written using this method. As the American novelist E.L. Doctorow said, "Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
This workshop is open to anyone above the age of 16. No previous writing experience is necessary.
Patricia Robertson, currently with the University of Winnipeg, is an author and editor. She was KFPL's Writer-in-Residence in 2014.
This interactive online presentation will be held on Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the link immediately upon registration. (Please check your Junk and Spam folders right away if you don't see the confirmation email and link in your Inbox, then adjust your settings to make sure emails from KFPL aren't blocked. You can also access event links by scrolling over the calendar icon at the top of the main page of our website and signing in to My Events.)
Participants will need to download the latest version of Zoom in advance to the device they’ll be using during the workshop.
Registration for this workshop will close at 7 PM on Tuesday November 23.