Join facilitator Sheila Janzen and other aspiring authors ages 12-14 to improve your writing and discuss the work of Dust. Using the book as a tool, we will look at themes, story arc, structure and format. As we workshop our own stories we will investigate desire as the engine of plot. We will also discuss when the writer should use dialogue to move the story along and when narrative might be better used. In the final session we will present our stories!The cost of the workshop is the purchase of , author of the and winning Dust by Arthur Slade ($8.39-tax included) It will take place February 18th-21st, 1-3pm in the Story Circle.
Register at the kids desk!Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon
Worried about being bored for your summer vacation? Why not sharpen your fantasy writing skills. McNally Robinson for Kid's is proud to present this workshop. Youth will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the creative processes around writing stories and becoming an author. It will be run by Sheila Janzen upstairs in the Kids department. Starting July 4th and ongoing Thursdays it will take place 7-9pm. Do not be worried if you can't make it in July, it will be running again in August. Be sure to sign up early as space is limited. The cost of the workshop will be the book Redwing which you will get to keep. For more information or to register call (306) 955-1477.Categories: Discussions, Fun, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) named the nominees for the 2012 Prix Aurora Awards over the weekend. Toronto dark fantasy and horror house, ChiZine Publications showed up in a big way, landing four of the six nominations for Best Novel in English.
- Enter, Night by
- Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by
- Napier's Bones by
- The Pattern Scars by
- Technicolor Ultra Mall by
- Wonder by
Of the contenders for Best Novel,, and Saskatoon's have all read from their nominated works at McNally Robinson.
Robert J. Sawyer will be back at McNally Robinson's Grant Park location for a reading and signing of his latest book, Triggers Saturday, April 21st. The previous two novels in Sawyer's WWW trilogy, Wake and Watch, each won the Prix Aurora for Best Novel.
The Legend of Gluck". Join Marie at our Grant Park location Thursday, May 17th as she launches Destiny's Fall., nominated last year in the Best Novel category, has a nod again this year for short fiction with her story "
Manitoba contributors include Winnipeg's The Imagination Manifesto Book 2. Anthology Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, nominated in the Best Related Work category, includes "Costumes" a story by Brandon's ., and in the Graphic Novel category for
A complete list of nominees in all categories may be found here:Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
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Regina author Terra Insegura is the sequel to his Aurora Award nominated Marseguro. He will be reading and signing at McNally Robinson's Saskatoon store on Wednesday, June 3rd. Ed was kind enough to answer my questions via email.'s latest novel, Categories: Interview, Authors, SciFi & Fantasy
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