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Artists who are successful in being chosen to participate in the Hall’s Island Artists residency are required to give back to the local community by doing a presentation of some sort. Laura Rock Gaughan, an author, is giving the following presentation at the Haliburton Library on October 23rd. I thought you all would want to know. Note the registration email below.


Telling Your Story — Wednesday October 23 
In this informal workshop, participants will discuss the need to write our stories and some common obstacles to getting words onto the page. Led by Laura Rock Gaughan, writers will consider selected examples from literature, with a focus on the techniques the authors used to create compelling characters, scenes, and conflicts, and practice writing using prompts. Whether your chosen form is fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, you’ll take away fresh words and ideas to continue developing on your own. All welcome.

Haliburton County Public Library, Dysart Branch. 5:30 p.m.

Laura Rock Gaughan’s first book, a short fiction collection called Motherish, was published in 2018. Her fiction and essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies in Canada, Ireland, and the United States. She has taught college-level creative writing classes and coached clients on clear writing and communications. Laura was a Halls Island Artist Residency artist summer 2019 and lives in Lakefield with her family.


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