Please return…working on this page. Thanks. (There are workshops this fall.)

Kathryn MacDonald
Fiction & Poetry


Sign up for: Writing Your Passion

Part One: Writing Place (September 11, 18, 25, October 2)

Part Two: Writing Character (October 16, 23, 30, November 6)


Belleville Public Library; Register by Sept 6; Call 613-968-6731 ext 2240

Each 4-week workshop:$200 (Minimum #: 8; Maximum #: 15)

Writing Place

Discover your  place – the one outside that stirs the one inside;

Explore – ways of bringing readers inside your cityscape-landscape-seascape so they enter it;

Explore – strategies that reveal the interconnectedness of people and place, creating “fit”.

Writing Place provides more than simple context for our stories. It provides an entry or portal for readers to enter the world of each story’s action. Far more than adding colour, place adds depth to characters.

  • This workshop is for all levels – from novice to published writers.
  • This is an opportunity to write and to receive individual feedback. It will develop skills – from literary techniques to structuring stories to learning to read as a writer with the objective of self-editing in order to create writing to share (perhaps a blog or to publish).
  • Workshop participants are invited to bring photos, paintings, or other images as a starting point for finding a place (real or imagined) to set a story.

Writing Character

Writing Character opens the door to creating characters that come to life on the page. Participants will hone techniques and talents in specific areas in the development of their stories, including:

  • voice, tone, and mood;
  • importance of movement, structure, and tension.

Modelled as “Writing Place,” these four weeks offer a fully participatory experience with individual feedback.

Your facilitator has published three books and has a fourth manuscript seeking a publisher. She taught writing through Loyalist College (16 years) and has been on the editorial staff of Harrowsmith, Equinox, and Key to Kingston magazines. Check out her WUC and QAC profiles and her blog.

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Member: Writers’ Union of Canada and Quinte Arts Council