Afternoon Workshop --Young Adults (2 hours)
Word After Word with Carmelita McGrath
Freewriting is a technique for unlocking ideas and images in the mind and getting them out on paper. The workshop leader models a three-step process with timed exercises. This workshop is about creative freedom and is suitable for anyone interested in writing either poetry or prose. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and writing from the exercises if they wish to do so. Each will leave not with a finished piece perhaps but with a good start and techniques that can be used over and over again.
Material requirements: paper and pencils or pens for the writers, flip chart or white board and markers for the workshop leader.
Please note: participants will be required to turn off phones, tablets etc. during the workshops.
About the Workshop Leader
Carmelita McGrath is an award-winning author of several works of poetry, fiction and children’s literature. Her most recent book is the poetry collection Escape Velocity (icehouse/Goose Lane Editions, 2013). Carmelita works as a freelance writer, editor and workshop leader and has both mentored and led workshops for the Quebec Writers' Federation and other writers' organizations. She has worked extensively with young people from K-12 in programs such as Arts Smarts, Visiting Artists Program and through individual invitations from schools and libraries.