Word Up November 2022

Graphic novelists and collaboration writers panel

Humankind has long told stories using visuals, beginning with cave paintings. Graphic novels gained traction in literary circles in the late twentieth century, and continue to flourish. Today, there are graphic novels without superheros, grounded in the realities of the real world, with personal narratives, ranging from focused memoirs to autobiographies. We talked about this, and various styles and aesthetics of comic culture as well as non-fiction graphic works.

Our two dynamic graphic novelists, Neil Gibson and Jeff Sturge shared their process, inspiration and collaborative methods with illustrators.

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Word Up, Online, Jan 2022

panel to help writers find writing groups and supportive creative environments

Kickstart Your Writing with Writers Groups ~ January 13th Writing is typically a solo endeavour, but finding a community of writers that support one another can be a great source of inspiration, encouragement and can propel your skills. No matter what your experience, a writing group can offer a supportive…

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Word Up, Online & In Person, Oct 2021

October Horror Writers Panel

There is no better time than to be told scary stories, with Halloween just around the corner! Our two horror authors were joined by a live audience at the Barrie Public Library, and on Zoom. Two audience members walked away with books from David Demchuk after winning the draw. Visit…

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