Becoming a Writer: A Conversation for Aspiring Writers

November 8, 2021 at 7:00pm

Would you like to become a writer? The Words Festival is pleased to welcome Andrew French, Akshi Chadha, Matthew Dawins, and Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff to discuss their pathway to becoming a writer!

Becoming a Writer: A Conversation for Aspiring Writers

Hosted by Aaron Schneider

Featuring Andrew French, Akshi Chadha, Matthew Dawins, and Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff

8 November 2021, 7pm

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 current students as well as 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 is brought to in partnership with Writing Studies at Western.

Zoom Registration Free




Authors & Presenters


Aaron Schneider


Aaron Schneider is a Founding Editor at The /tƐmz/ Review and was a Founding Editor at The Rusty Toque.

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Andrew French


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Akshi Chadha


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Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff


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Matthew Dawkins


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