Becoming a Writer: A Conversation for Aspiring Writers

November 9, 2020 at 6:00pm

Would you like to become a writer? The Words Festival is pleased to welcome Camille Intson, Gabrielle Drolet, Richard Joseph, Sydney Brooman, and Erica McKeen -- five dynamic alumni of Western's Writing Studies program -- to discuss their pathway to becoming a writer!

9 November 2020, 6 PM

Zoom Webinar

In a time of uncertainty and change, we need to support emerging writers now more than ever. The ongoing impact of COVID-19 has underscored the importance of building community to foster a new generation of writers in London and Southwestern Ontario.

At this year's Words Festival, we are hosting a conversation with five recent graduates of the Writing Studies program at Western who are pursuing a writer's life. We invite all those who have an aspiration to write, whether you're just beginning or a more advanced writer, to join us to learn from the experiences of our panel.

If you're a student in the London community, at the secondary or post-secondary level, our writers will explore how they got started writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, short stories, and more. They will cover how you build a network, find a writing community, and publish your work.

This event will be hosted by Aaron Schneider and is brought to in partnership with Writing Studies at Western.

Zoom Registration Here




Authors & Presenters


Erica McKeen


Erica McKeen is a teacher, event organizer, and writer.

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Sydney Brooman


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Richard Joseph


Richard Joseph is a writer, journalist and copywriter based in Montreal.

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Gabrielle Drolet


Gabrielle Drolet is an essayist and journalist.

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Camille Intson


Camille Intson is the student writer-in-residence at Western University

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