Michael Hingston – SCL Programs – Jan-Apr 2018

Meet and Greet
All Ages, Drop in
Sun Jan 7
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Connect over coffee and learn more about Michael’s upcoming workshops, and how you can work with him one on one. Plus, a book giveaway!

How to Pitch Newspapers and Magazines
All Ages, please register
Mon Jan 29
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Before freelancers write stories, they write pitches. Learn the difference and how to write a pitch that will get any editor’s attention.

Freedom to Read Panel
All Ages, please register
Mon Feb 12
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Get ready for Freedom to Read Week 2018 with a group of writers. They’ll be discussing what it means to have their work censored and the history of banning books in Alberta.

“I’ve Got This Idea for a Novel…”: Turning an Idea into a Manuscript
All Ages, please register
Sun Feb 18
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Learn tips and tricks on how to roll up your sleeves, get your idea on paper and defeat writer’s block once and for all.

Teen Writing Group Workshop
Grades 7 – 12, please register
Tue Feb 27
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Learn about the different ways you can make writing your job. Michael will also give feedback and share a new piece of his own.

Ledes and Kickers: How to Make Your Writing Start Strong and End Stronger
All Ages, please register
Mon Mar 5
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Read and discuss how some of the world’s best writers start and finish a piece of work.

Spring Break Pop-Up Newspaper
Grades 1 – 7, drop in
Mon Mar 26 – Thu Mar 29
2:00 – 4:00 pm each day

Help Michael make a special newspaper all about the Library! Take photos, interview library staff, or just stop by to see how much fun journalism can be.

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal
All Ages, please register
Sun Apr 22
2:00 – 4:00 pm

When it comes to non-fiction, before you write the book, you have to write the proposal. Michael will share real-life examples and show you how to get started on a proposal of your own.