Course Number Two for the Winter Retreat! Being Creative about Non-Fiction

              Kelsey Attard is the managing editor of Freehand Books, a literary publisher in Calgary. She has a Master of Publishing degree from Simon Fraser University. She is currently the youth mentor for the WGA’s Calgary Teen Writing Group, and has taught at several summer writing programs.   Being […]

Course announcement! Drink the Wild Air

            Lisa Murphy-Lamb has taught French speaking preschoolers, university students with low literacy skills, multi-aged inclusive classrooms for the Calgary Board of Education, and poetry and creative writing in Houston Schools as part of Writers in the Schools–but she has never taught at WordsWorth, until now.   With one full […]

Wouldn’t you want to retreat here? Come write with us!

  So, this is where we are heading out.  Classrooms by campfires, meals by windows. Trees and mountains to tromp through.  Pack your pens and notebooks, some wooly socks and boots.  Let’s stargaze together, build  a snow fort (if we’re lucky and there is this much snow), hike a mountain trail and tell stories.  MARCH […]

Meet Kelsey Attard, Calgary Mentor at the WGA and Drink the Wild Air AND…

Calgary literary imprint Freehand Books keeps up its quiet success Company carries on despite past brush with financial struggles By Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald In the grand scheme of things, it was a minor blip in the impressive run of Freehand Books. But in the late summer of 2011, the award-winning Calgary-based literary imprint announced […]

Why Write in The Outdoors?

  “Nature has no outline. Imagination has” William Blake March 1-3 we’re heading back to the mountains for another Creative Writing Retreat and of course, we hope you’ll be there!  But why do we keep bringing our writing to the outdoors? William Carlos Williams said things close to the nose aren’t proper subjects.  Not all […]