May 11– On May 11, The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and YEP! will launch Be A Video Poem Maker! Part 1 instructed by celebrated filmmaker Shawn Tse and nationally recognized spoken word poet Brandon Wint. This workshop aims to help teens learn to write and speak poems, and turn those poems into captivating videos. Tablets […]
On tonight’s episode, we explore how music videos tell stories, usually (but not always) by augmenting the themes of the songs on which they’re based.
We finish our series on the Seven Basic Plots with this exploration of why Rebirth stories don’t count as a basic plot.
Welcome to Young Writer’s Week from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Every day this week we’ll be releasing a video about a new, non-traditional form of storytelling, starting this week with one of the newest creations: Video Games.
Our thanks to CJSW radio in Calgary and Emily Ursuliak for this special edition of Emily’s radio show, Writer’s Block, which focuses on our WordsWorth summer creative writing residency for youth. In the broadcast, Emily interviews several of the camp’s Creative Team and participants. If you were ever curious to know what WordsWorth is […]
We continue our exploration of the 7 basic plots with a talk about the two most prevalent plot lines in storytelling: Comedies and Tragedies.
We go on a relatively quick journey through the next basic plots: The Quest. Featuring an extended reference to The Lord of the Rings because of course we have to talk about The Lord of the Rings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfdUHbrPpYM
We continue with our coverage of the basic plots, this time with a focus on the most ubiquitous form of non-fiction story lines, including the one we tell ourselves about the economy.
On March 18th, from noon to 4 pm, The Writers’ Guild of Alberta will be hosting their “Ask an Expert” event. This event aims to connect young, aspiring writers to experienced and established authors. This year, our focus is on publishing, and we have created a panel of authors and publishers with extensive experience, to provide knowledge […]