Come write with me this summer: Carol Cram

I’m thrilled to offer a three-session writing workshop that is free to residents of Bowen Island. The sessions are offered online over Zoom, but will be interactive and allow for lots of sharing.  I can’t wait to hang out in a virtual room with other writers.

Over the years, I’ve benefited so much from participating in writing workshops and especially in taking the plunge to share my writing with other participants. I remember well the first time I read something I wrote to a group in a writing workshop. My heart was pounding and I wanted to sink through the floor! But encouraged by the workshop facilitator, I found my voice, and those who know me also know that I haven’t looked back since my first novel was published in 2014.

My workshop experiences really helped me grow as a writer. So now, I want to help other writers, especially aspiring writers, learn new skills, and most importantly, gain confidence in their writing. Because writing well starts with feeling empowered and knowing that what you have to say matters.

I’m offering the writing workshop over three two-hour sessions. Participants will complete short writing exercises and be encouraged to share what they’ve written—but only if they want to. No pressure! I’ll also deliver interactive presentations on a variety of writing topics such as character and theme development, plotting, research, editing, and publishing options. 

Participants will receive worksheets and other materials to help them develop their writing skills.

The course also includes the optional opportunity to connect with me by phone to receive individual feedback about a specific writing project.

I’m offering two intakes in July: Tuesdays July 7, 14, 21 from 2  p.m. to 4 p.m. or Thursdays  July 9, 16, 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To enroll in the Tuesday or Thursday sessions, email me at The deadline for enrollment in either of the two sessions is July 2, 2020. Please specify which day you’d like to attend (Tuesday or Thursday). Enrollment is limited, so don’t wait.

For more information about my background and books, please visit my website at 

Funding for this free course is provided through a Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant from Bowen Island Municipality, Bowen Island Community Foundation and Vancouver Foundation.

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