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Writing from Within with Donna Morrissey

A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with international award winning author, Donna Morrissey.
Donna Morrissey is the author of five best-selling novels – Kit’s Law, Downhill Chance, Sylvanus Now, What They Wanted, and The Deception Of Livvy Higgs, as well as a screenplay, Clothesline Patch, which won a Gemini Award.

For more information about Donna, visit

Focus of Workshop:
Writing From Within Your Character

  • Showing vs Telling
  • Effective Telling
  • Showing emotion through character, narrative, dialogue and associative thinking.
  • Research: Balancing telling and showing research, which parts, how much research to present without overwhelming story or turning it into a history lesson.
  • Writing with Tension.

This workshop is designed for: beginning writers, those wishing to enrich their writing skills, those wanting inspiration/motivation, or to simply explore right-brain thinking.

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 3rd
Time:  10:00 – 4:00
Cost:  $85.00

Location:  Down by the Bay, 117 Mississauga E  Orillia, ON L3V 1V6
(705) 329-0943

Down by the Bay Meeting Room is right beside and owned by Brewery Bay Food Company.
Bring:  Pen, paper – and smiles for teacher!

*After the workshop Donna will be at Manticore Books for book signing*

Arrive a few minutes early to order lunch, which will be served during the break.

Ladies Learning to Code

Want to understand how programming and coding can help you?  Want to learn how to program and code yourself?

Ever thought that you’d like to understand how to code your own website, blog or even webstore where you can publish and sell your own books?

Look no further! Ladies Learning to Code is specifically geared towards women and girls wanting to do just that.  With reasonably priced workshops, for even the most technophobic women, you will always feel encouraged, enriched and safe in an atmosphere engineered for only us girls! 😉

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Introduction to Drupal

This workshop is being led by the amazing Erin Marchak and Sebastian Lesch from!
September 7, 2013.
CSI Annex
10 am to 5 pm
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Introduction to JavaScript

This workshop is being led by the amazing Brenna O’Brien
September 14, 2013.
10 am to 5 pm
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National “Learn to Code” Day: Intro to HTML & CSS

Join us for our first annual National “Learn to Code” Day!

Please note that this workshop is designed for adults.  See below for two National “Learn to Code” Day workshops for youth!
September 21, 2013.
The Centre for Social Innovation
10 am to 5 pm
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Go forth and write then code on!