2 WC Events with David Annandale


The Makings of an Action Hero

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please join David Annandale for a noon-hour talk, “The Makings of An Action Hero” on Thursday, June 23 at the Millennium Library in the Carol Shields Auditorium. David will talk about what makes and drives an action hero. will discuss the different types of heroes (from black knight to boy scout), and techniques that keep a series like Superman and James Bond popular. Topics will include character and plot development, and problems encountered to satisfy fans and readers. David will also read from the latest title in his Jen Blaylock action series, The Valedictorians.


Following that, the Writers’ Collective will partner with Turnstone Press in  hosting a Lecture / Workshop led by David, who is a professor of Literature and Film at the University of Manitoba.


Creating Strong Characters

A Fiction Workshop with David Annandale

Thursday June 23, 2011

1:30 – 4:00 p.m

Buchwald Room, Millennium Library

Cost: $15 WC members, $30 non-members.

Contact  or call 786-9468 to register.

David will discuss the importance of creating strong characters in this lecture / workshop and will expand upon his earlier talk. Feel free to bring along a sample of your work, but it is not a requirement. Please pre-register so that we know how many participants to expect.


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