Constellation Workshop Series

This week, Carrianne Leung will be leading the final workshop of the series.

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, was one of CBC’s Best Books of 2018, shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards 2019, longlisted for Canada Reads 2019 and awarded the Danuta Gleed Literary Award 2019. Leung’s work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Ricepaper, Room Magazine, Prairie Fire and Open Book Ontario. She is currently working on a new novel, titled The After. To work with Carrianne, you can choose whether to buy the full seven-week course for $590, or a four-week package for $360.

Buy tickets here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/story-planet/events/constellation-writing-workshop-series/ Your payment is tax-deductible. All proceeds go directly to funding Story Planet’s creative writing programs for children and young people in Toronto’s underserved communities. (Thank you!)

Constellation Workshop Series

This week, Téa Mutonji will be leading the workshop.

Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji is a poet and fiction writer. Her debut collection, Shut Up You’re Pretty, is the first title from Vivek Shraya’s imprint, VS. Books. It was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019), and won the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award (2020) and the Trillium Book Award (2020). Mutonji lives and writes in Toronto.

To work with Téa, you can choose whether to buy the full seven-week course for $590, or a four-week package for $360.

Buy tickets here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/story-planet/events/constellation-writing-workshop-series/

Your payment is tax-deductible. All proceeds go directly to funding Story Planet’s creative writing programs for children and young people in Toronto’s underserved communities. (Thank you!)

Constellation Workshop Series

This week, Jessica Westhead will be leading the workshop.

Jessica Westhead is the author of the novel Pulpy & Midge and the critically acclaimed short story collections Things Not to Do and And Also Sharks, which was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, a Kobo Best eBook of the Year and a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Her latest novel, Worry, was a CBC Books Best Book of the Year and was longlisted for CBC Canada Reads. She lives in Toronto and teaches creative writing at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.

To work with Jessica, you can choose whether to buy the full seven-week course for $590, or a four-week package for $360.

Buy tickets here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/story-planet/events/constellation-writing-workshop-series/

Your payment is tax-deductible. All proceeds go directly to funding Story Planet’s creative writing programs for children and young people in Toronto’s underserved communities. (Thank you!)

Constellation Workshop Series

This week, Waubgeshig Rice will be leading the workshop.

Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was published in 2018 and became a national bestseller. He graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2002, and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host. He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and two sons.

To work with Waubgeshig, you can choose whether to buy the full seven-week course for $590, or a four-week package for $360.

Buy tickets here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/story-planet/events/constellation-writing-workshop-series/

Your payment is tax-deductible. All proceeds go directly to funding Story Planet’s creative writing programs for children and young people in Toronto’s underserved communities. (Thank you!)

Constellation Workshop Series

This week, Casey Plett will be leading the workshop.

Casey Plett is the author of Little Fish and A Safe Girl to Love. She is the winner of the Amazon First Novel Award, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, and two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Best Transgender Fiction Award. She co-edited Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers, which won the ALA Stonewall Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and she has written for The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Maclean’s, and them, among other publications.

To work with Casey, you can choose whether to buy the full seven-week course for $590, or a four-week package for $360.

Buy tickets here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/story-planet/events/constellation-writing-workshop-series/

Your payment is tax-deductible. All proceeds go directly to funding Story Planet’s creative writing programs for children and young people in Toronto’s underserved communities. (Thank you!)

Young Authors #2

Students work on developing a character for their individual stories, placing them in the settings they developed in the previous session from Story Planet provided materials. There is space to draw as well.

Young Authors #2

Students work on developing a character for their individual stories, placing them in the settings they developed in the previous session from Story Planet provided materials. There is space to draw as well.

CityMaker #1

Students develop the neighbourhoods of an invented city!

Young Authors #3

Students work on their individual story, bringing volume and detail into it. They can receive support from a Story Planet facilitator in a break-out room, or work quietly and independently with background music.

Young Authors #2

Students work on developing a character for their individual stories, placing them in the settings they developed in the previous session from Story Planet provided materials. There is space to draw as well.