To all young writers who like to have fun: Come and play with words and rhythms. Explore any genre you like — fiction, drama, poetry, spoken word, or nonfiction. Or do it all if you want; the sky’s the limit! You could even make up a new form. Plus learn how to make your own chapbook and participate in a reading to launch your writing. Join us at Kogawa House where writing blooms.

Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
When: 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sundays April 7, 14, 21, and 28
Cost: $100, includes supplies for 3 chapbooks. This registration fee supports our writer-in-residence program
How to Apply: Please email with an expression of interest to

Who Is Leading:

Lenore Rowntree lives in Vancouver British Columbia. Her short stories and fiction have appeared in many magazines and journals, as well as in the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry and Poet to Poet. Her play The Woods at Tender Creek was produced at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in 2010. And her non-fiction has been shortlisted for a CBC literary award and has been included in the anthology of personal narratives Hidden Lives: coming out on mental illness, which she also co-edited. She has an MFA in creative writing from UBC, and she has led many teen writing workshops.

Allie Quelch is a young writer who has yet to settle in any particular genre because she loves it all. She also loves boats, trees, very simple games and adventures. She is a recent graduate from Capilano University’s writing program and has worked with multiple literary magazines, including The Capilano Review.