Award to help a girl find her voice

The STORYmakeHERS Award gives a deserving girl from a family in need the chance to participate in writing workshop at the Caetani Centre.

  • Jun. 29, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Girls are once again being given the chance to express themselves through writing.

Due to the popularity of its spring session, The Storymakers for Girls writing workshop, for females ages 14 to 17, is returning to the Caetani Cultural Centre for a summer session, July 25 to 29.

The workshop will once again be hosted and taught by local poet Kerry Gilbert and writer-journalist Natalie Appleton.

The women are also launching the STORYmakeHERS Award to give a deserving girl from a family in need the chance to participate in the workshop.

“It’s been amazing to see these girls find their voices and get excited about their writing, and we wanted to give that opportunity to a girl whose family might not be able to afford the fees,” said Appleton.

A student can be nominated for the award via a written paragraph on why she is eligible, e-mailed  to info@thestorymakers.ca.

Deadline for entries is Friday, July 1.

Through creative writing workshops and community – both in person and online – Storymakers for Girls helps young women writers find their voice and confidence in whatever genre interests them.

To register or for more information, visit thestorymakers.ca.