This workshop is for people who feel they carry a story inside, but need finesse and instruction to bring it out.

There are innovative exercises, interesting and stimulating activities, sharing circles, and quiet time alone to write. The goal of this writers’ workshop is to offer writers time and a quiet place to write.

The framework of the workshop will be based on “Storyteller: Writing Lessons from Clarion Writers’ Workshop” by Kate Wilhelm. Participants are engaged in daily writing exercises with the instructor and time will be set aside for them to develop short stories. Participants also have a chance to learn about character development, setting, plot and other writing elements.

When: July 10-17, 2011

Where: Harvest Moon Learning Centre, Clearwater MB

Instructor: Desanka Cazic-Kalem. Desa is an experienced teacher with her masters in education. She has a keen desire to teach adults in a “continued education” setting.  She has a strong belief in the power of writing as a way of getting in touch with oneself.

Cost: $500 (includes meals, accommodation and instruction)

Application: Please send an example of your work to: desa_ck@hotmail.com. It can be a short story, a poem or a well written letter. Not over eight pages, please. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you have been accepted. Include a short bio with your submission. Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2011