NIC writer series starts

Join author Monique Polak at North Island College’s Port Alberni campus Thursday, Oct. 15 for a hands-on workshop.

Join author Monique Polak at North Island College’s Port Alberni campus Thursday, Oct. 15 for a hands-on workshop with one of Canada’s top young adult fiction writers.

Polak is a two-time winner of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the author of 17 novels for young adults.

Her workshop, The Truth About Writing Young Adult Fiction, is part of NIC’s Write Here Readers Series, designed to bring some of Canada’s most widely recognized and award-winning authors to Vancouver Island campuses this year.

In addition to reading excerpts from her work, Polak will provide practical tips for beginner and practiced writers and lead a short writing exercise designed to help participants find the stories they most need to tell.

The workshop is free and open to public. It takes place starting at 7 p.m. in room S108 at the Port Alberni campus.

To learn more about Polak, visit www.nic.bc.ca.