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Creative Writing for Teens: Workshop with Lindsay Wong

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Ellen Chang-Richardson hosts a discussion and workshop with Lindsay Wong! We will talk about her first YA novel, My Summer of Love and Misfortune - a hilarious, quirky story about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.

Through a variety of fun writing exercises and prompts, we’ll draw inspiration from our own texts and social media accounts to create realistic dialogue and compelling narratives from our daily lives. You’ll learn how to potentially turn a 280 character Tweet into the basis for a short story and to transform an ongoing text conversation into vivid dialogue between two characters. The last 20-25 minutes of the workshop will be for sharing your writing and Q&As. Bring your questions!

Note: This workshop is intended for teens (ages 13-17) who are passionate or curious about creative writing. All levels are welcome.

You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by Facebook Live.

This event will also be available in French translation:

L’événement sera diffusé en direct sur YouTube. (En anglais avec un service d’interprétation simultanée en français.)

Suitable for young writers aged 13+, this event is presented by the Ottawa International Writers Festival's The Republic Of ChildhoodLibrary and Archives Canada, and OPL's Ottawa Reads YA/Ottawa Bouquine.

We encourage our audiences to read widely, and shop (or borrow) locally. Please click to see the featured author's books in the library catalogue: Lindsay Wong. A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.