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Wheatland Regional Library Is Offering an Online Workshop — Writing Humour in Many Forms With Cassie Stocks

Attention writers and aspiring writers, this opportunity is something you will want to take advantage of!

This workshop will give participants a glimpse into the creative process of a writer who documents life through humour. Cassie will read from her own work and other humorous writing examples, provide tips, techniques, and exercises, and share the elusive traits that make writing funny for readers.

“Creating utterly charismatic characters is Stocks’ greatest strength… The humour and zaniness of Dance, Gladys, Dance is counterpointed beautifully by the problems of the characters. Connection – reaching out to others – is the ultimate value of this charming and thoughtful novel,” wrote Candace Fertile in the May 22, 2012 Globe and Mail.

Cassie Stocks won the 2013 Stephen Leacock award for humour for her novel Dance, Gladys, Dance. She writes articles, short stories, memoir, and creative non-fiction for magazines and anthologies.

Cassie has been a biker chick, a university student, an actress, and a rich man’s gardener; she’s worked as a waitress, an office clerk, an aircraft cleaner, has raised chickens, and once upon a time, was even the caretaker of a hydroponic pot factory. She currently lives in Eston, SK and is the community librarian.

When: Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Who: For writers at any stage of their career. Participants will be invited, but not required, to submit two pages prior to the class so that Cassie can tailor the class to participants. Participation will be limited to 10, so please register in advance by sending an e-mail to ProgramManager@wheatland.sk.ca.

All library programs are free!

The deadline for registration is June 19, 2020

This workshop is made possible with funding from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and the Canada Council for the Arts. The Saskatchewan Writers Guild receives funding from Sask. Culture and Sask. Lotteries.

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