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The In­sider’s Guide to Writ­ing and Pub­lish­ing for Young Read­ers will be pre­sented on July 10-11 at Hol­land Col­lege’s Prince of Wales cam­pus

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The In­sider’s Guide to Writ­ing and Pub­lish­ing for Young Read­ers, July 10-11 at Hol­land Col­lege’s Prince of Wales cam­pus.

Hol­land Col­lege and Hum­ber Col­lege have part­nered to of­fer lo­cal and re­gional as­pir­ing writ­ers one of Hum­ber’s na­tion­ally re­spected writ­ers’ work­shops July 10 and 11 on Hol­land Col­lege’s Prince of Wales Cam­pus in Char­lot­te­town.

Full of prac­ti­cal sug­ges­tions and writ­ing in­spi­ra­tion, The In­sider’s Guide to Writ­ing and Pub­lish­ing for Young Read­ers will be led by Cyn­thia Good, for­mer pres­i­dent and pub­lisher of Pen­guin Books, and Rick Wilks, co-founder of An­nick Press, two of the most ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­als in the busi­ness.

Maria Driscoll, co­or­di­nat­ing di­rec­tor for the work­shop for Hol­land Col­lege, em­pha­sizes that although the ti­tle of the work­shop fo­cuses on chil­dren and youth, writ­ers of all gen­res would ben­e­fit from at­tend­ing.

“Hum­ber Col­lege has a long and distin­guished rep­u­ta­tion for pro­vid­ing writ­ers at all stages of their craft with the op­por­tu­nity to hone their skills. This work­shop, while hav­ing a fo­cus on literature for chil­dren and youth, will give all writ­ers, re­gard­less of their genre, in­sider in­for­ma­tion about the pub­lish­ing in­dus­try,” she said.

The in­ter­ac­tive work­shop has at­tracted writ­ers at all stages of the writ­ing process, Good said.

“Even if they have long wanted to write for chil­dren or youth and haven’t yet com­posed a word, these two days will act as in­spi­ra­tion and di­rec­tion. Those who are fur­ther along in the process will of­fer part of their man­u­script, and Rick Wilks will lead the group in a dis­cus­sion about their writ­ing, with prac­ti­cal sug­ges­tions. Some are com­ing for help with the struc­ture of their work, and they will leave with a work­ing out­line,” she said. “The group at the mo­ment rep­re­sents five prov­inces, many writ­ing stages, and a va­ri­ety of forms and gen­res. There’s room for more - join us!”

Par­tic­i­pants from off-Is­land are stay­ing at Glen­den­ning Hall, Hol­land Col­lege’s apart­ment-style res­i­dence, for a spe­cial con­fer­ence rate. There are still seats avail­able for the work­shop.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the work­shop and ac­com­mo­da­tions, or to register, visit www. hol­land­col­lege. com/ write or call 416-6622 ex­ten­sion 3462.

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Cyn­thia Good will lead a work­shop en­ti­tled the In­sider’s Guide to Writ­ing and Pub­lish­ing for Young Read­ers, to be held July 10-11 at Hol­land Col­lege’s Prince of Wales Cam­pus in Char­lot­te­town.

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