Library's new writer-in-residence to hold one-on-one consultations, film screenings

TNRD residents can submit their writing samples and receive a one-on-one consultation with screenwriter Ken Hegan

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library's latest writer-in-residence has officially started his tenure, with events beginning later this month and one-on-one consultations underway.

Screenwriter Ken Hegan was chosen to be the library's writer-in-residence in the spring and will serve until December. He'll hold workshops, film screenings and do one-on-one consultations with local writers looking for feedback.

Writers within the TNRD can request a consultation with Hegan by submitting a writing sample through the TNRD website. Consultations may be held via phone, video call or in-person at a library branch.

Hegan's first event will be on Sept. 28, when he'll host a screenwriting workshop called Your Genius Movie Idea: What Makes a Great Movie Great.

From there, Hegan will host a number of workshops and film screenings throughout October and November.

To request a consultation or see a complete list of events, go online to the TNRL website.

Hegan was born and raised in Kamloops, but his first stint as a writer-in-residence was at the Vancouver Public Library in 2019. He's also written for networks such as CBC, TSN and the Comedy Network. Among his other claims to fame is his co-writing of the essay read at the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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