Caroline Adderson to lead The Writing Week

Well-known Vancouver author, Caroline Adderson will lead the one week intensive writing workshop known as The Writing Week at the 2017 Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival.

Caroline is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories, as well as fifteen books for young readers.  She is also the editor and co-contributor of a recent non-fiction book of essays and photographs, “Vancouver Vanishes:  Narratives of Demolition and Revival”.

She is also an experienced teacher and writing coach who has led workshops over the last twenty years for aspiring writers all over the country.  Just prior to the Denman Festival, she will be Associate Director in the nationally renowned Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Caroline came to the Denman Festival in 2014 where she read from her novel, “Ellen in Pieces”, which was later nominated for the Ethel Wilson Award for best fiction in BC.  Her warm and witty personality made a big impression on Festival attendees and organizers.

The Writing Week is designed for aspiring writers who are prepared to submit a piece of work from 10 to 20 pages, to be read and discussed with the workshop leader, and with the other workshop participants.  All genres are welcome: novel excerpts, short stories, narrative non-fiction and writing for children.

I took this program two years ago, and can attest to its value and inspiration.  I learned a lot about technique from the instructor, as well as from my workshop colleagues, and it gave me a real incentive to keep going with the novel I had started at that time.

Registration for The Writing Week does not open until May, but for those seriously interested in writing and who would like to get some superb coaching as well as collegial support for their writing, I would strongly recommend you keep The Writing Week and Caroline Adderson in mind.

Stewart Goodings
February 2017