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Creative Writing with Richard Van Camp

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Creative Writing
 March 5, 2023
 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Creative Writing and the Business of Writing with Richard Van Camp

Sunday March 5th, 2023

1pm – 230pm CST

Come and learn a few new tricks for writing great fiction from best-selling author Richard Van Camp. In our time together, Richard will show you how to design characters and give them conflict to reveal who they truly are. Richard will also share his knowledge about the publishing industry!

Over the workshop we will cover:

  • Characterization
  • Craft
  • Theme
  • Agents
  • Publishers

And we’ll have lots of time for questions and answers!

Come and join us as we explore the joy and business of writing!

Please Register by 10:30 am CST on Sunday March 5, 2023 and a link for the workshop will be sent to you email by 12pm Noon for the workshop starting at 1pm CST.


Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada. He is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing BFA Program, and the Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

He is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a movie with First Generation Films and premiered in September of 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Richard has published a second novel, “Whistle”, which is part two of The Lesser Blessed, and it’s a story exploring mental health through the eyes of Darcy, the bully in The Lesser Blessed, played by Adam Butcher in the movie. He is the author of five collections of short stories, six baby books, and three children’s books.  All of Richard Van Camp’s children’s books are available in Braille for free, anywhere in the world, courtesy of the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) and Accessible Resource Centre-British Columbia (ARC-BC).

Richard has six graphic novels and comic books out: his first comic book on deterring youth away from gangs, Path of the Warrior, is published with Cree artist, Steve Sanderson, through the Healthy Aboriginal Network. His second comic book on sexual health is Kiss Me Deadly, with Haida artist Chris Auchter.  His four graphic novels are Three Feathers (published in Bush Cree, Dene, South Slavey and English, illustrated by Krystal Mateus, on restorative justice; The Eisner Award Nominated The Spirit of the Denendeh Volume 1: A Blanket of Butterflies, on the theme of peace making, illustrated by Scott Henderson, The Blue Raven, illustrated by Steve Sanderson on mental health, and Spirit, a suicide prevention comic book illustrated by Emily Brown (which is also published in Bush Cree, Dene, and South Slavey and English).

Richard will be launching the 2nd book The Spirit of the Denendeh Volume 2 –  As I Enfold You In Petals on April 25th, 2023 with HighWater Press.  “Richard Van Camp has done it again! Van Camp brings the spiritual into our modern world in this gripping tale of redemption, overcoming adversity, and finding one’s path along the way. An amazing story with equally rich and striking visuals.” Brandon Mitchell, author of Giju’s Gift.

Richard wrote for CBC’s North of 60 television show for two months under their Writer Internship Program and was a script and cultural consultant with them for four seasons. He taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia, worked as a Creative Writing and Storytelling instructor with the Emily Carr Institute and was the Writer in Residence at the University of Alberta for 2011 and 2012.

In the past several years, Richard has been the Storyteller in Residence for Calgary Public Library, and the Writer in Residence at the Metro Federation of Edmonton Libraries. He has also been the Writer in Residence at the University of Alberta, Yellowhead Tribal College and MacEwan University. He has also been the Writer in Residence at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. 




Creative Writing
 March 5, 2023
 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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