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posted 05 March 2008 05:08 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Parkdale Street Writers

I don't know much about this program, but it seems like some kick-ass writers have already signed up to help out.

Are you 16-24 years old? Do you keep a blog? Constantly update your
Facebook page? Write super-long e-mails? Make up stories and poems in
your head? Why not join the…

Parkdale Street Writers
a boot camp for young dreamers

Ten weeks of free writing workshops led by kick-ass local authors,
cartoonists, hip hop poets, and street artists! You don’t have to be a
great writer. Just be prepared to have fun!

* Write about real life * Produce song lyrics and poems * Create
your own comics * Interview people * Find and make art * Publish
your work * Get advice from professionals * Select other kinds of
writing for us to do

Work directly with published authors and artists like:
—Mariko Tamaki, author of Skim, Fake ID and True Lies: A Book of Bad Advice
—Willow Dawson, comic artist and illustrator
—Mindbender, hip hop lyricist and M.C.
—Kristyn Dunnion, author of Moshpit, Missing Matthew and Big Big Sky
—Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Strange Times at Western High and A Girl
Like Sugar
—Stro1, street artist and videographer

The Parkdale Library
1303 Queen Street West (Basement auditorium)
Every Tuesday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Starts April 1st and ends June 3rd, 2008

FINE PRINT: Participants must be 16-24 years old. The workshops are
free, but you must register! Snacks and supplies will be provided. TTC
tickets are available for teens coming from outside the neighborhood.
At the end of the program, we’ll publish our favorite work in a web
magazine. Sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Public
Library and Parkdale Community Health Centre.

Emily Pohl-Weary for more information
or to register at [email protected] or 416-779-1448


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