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We’ve had a great year to date, learning all about the craft of writing from our Writer in Residence, Michael F. Stewart. He’s shared a wealth of knowledge covering many topics, everything from how to believe in yourself, to the importance of grammar. Join him Saturday, October 17th at 2PM in the Teen Zone at the Main Branch for a writing workshop and Q and A. Registration suggested: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/writing-workshop-opl-writer-residence-...

Michael Stewart is OPL’s  first official writer in residence for teens and tweens. Michael likes to experiment by combining social media with storytelling. He's both traditionally published and indie published. He writes middle grade through to adult novels, graphic novels and new media projects across many genres.