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  • Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 6:00pm / until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

    Join Educator, Writer, Artist, Ariel Clarke for a 4-week session of virtual poetry workshops. For ages 13-18.

    With a focus on Maya Angelou and Amanda Gorman, you will be able to examine and explore Black Poets and their work to make powerful statements. You will learn multiple poetic forms to use and express your own voice as well as learn to perform spoken word. Themes include: Using your voice, the power of voice and expression, Self-identity. 

    Materials you will need: Notebook, pencil/pen, markers (optional) 

    Ariel Clarke is a Drama and Education Alumni from the University of Windsor. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Teaching at OISE-University of Toronto. She has done various community work with marginalized/racialized youth, as well as has taught across multiple Elementary and Secondary schools in Ontario. Ariel has also done specific work in social justice education targeting systemic racism, which has allowed her to implement anti-racist and anti-colonial perspectives as part of lesson design and planning in the classroom and community. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop
    Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 6:00pm / until Tue, Jun 27, 2023

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 6:45pm / until Thu, Mar 02, 2023

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 6:45pm

    Writing group for teens 13-17, facilitated by the Stittsville Creative Writing Group. A member of the SCWG will help teens express their ideas in writing through a variety of lessons and formats. Encouraging the next generation of writers will strengthen literacy of the future.                                                                Participants are asked to come prepared to write, with a device or pen and paper.

  • Awesome Authors
    Saturday Feb 11, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Join local author and contest judge, Amelinda Bérubé, for tips and tricks on how to write a winning short story.

    For teens ages 13-18. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Saturday Feb 18, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Sat, Apr 01, 2023

    The Republic of Childhood, an extension of the Ottawa Writers Festival programming centred around the creativity of children and youth, was launched in 2017 and is inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    This winter, they are partnering with the Ottawa Public Library on a series of writing workshops for young people.

    Each series includes five 90 minute sessions. A chap book will be produced with each writer's work and will be shared during the Ottawa Writers Festival spring edition May 4-7.

    Join Tu Vuong for a 5-Week Youth Poetry workshop, Saturdays February 18, 25, Saturdays March 4, 25 and Saturday April 1st from 1:00-2:30pm. For ages 11-15.

    Tu Vuong is an educator who has worked as a consultant, teacher and advocate for newcomer families and students. She has been a lead in projects with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Apple Education, and has contributed numerous educational content to various magazines, blogs and podcasts. She is a recipient of the Director of Education Commendation Award 2022. She currently resides in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Tuesday Feb 21, 2023 at 6:00pm / until Tue, May 23, 2023

    Join author Michael Stewart each month to discuss an element of writer's craft followed by a generative prompt and sharing. Hone your craft. Dig deeper into your manuscript. Meet other writers.

    All stages and styles of writer welcome, 16+

    Come prepare to write.

  • Thursday Mar 9, 2023 at 6:45pm / until Thu, May 11, 2023

    Writing group for teens 13-17, facilitated by the Stittsville Creative Writing Group. A member of the SCWG will help teens express their ideas in writing through a variety of lessons and formats. Encouraging the next generation of writers will strengthen literacy in the future.               

     Participants are asked to come prepared to write, with a device or pen/pencil and paper.

  • des enfants courent et sautent dans un livre
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Aiguise tes crayons et ton imagination en essayant de différentes façons de raconter une histoire! Pour les enfants de 7 à 9 ans.

    Il est préférable de s'inscrire. Ceux qui se présentent sans être inscrits sont les bienvenus, si l'espace le permet.

  • children running and jumping into a book
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2023 at 3:15pm

    Sharpen your pencil and your imagination and try out a variety of whacky ways to create your very own terrific tales! For ages 7-9. 

    We encourage you to register - drop-ins will be welcome, space permitting.