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Summer Writing Workshop #3: From Writing What You Know to Writing What You Feel – Sunday, July 24, 2011

TOPIC: From Writing What You Know to Writing What You Feel 

One woman’s struggle to find her voice, reclaim her soul, and write it all down before she forgets it.


DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011 – 10AM- 12:30PM
Location: Bump Maternity 1719 Wyandotte East


Led by: Penny-Anne Beaudoin


Workshop length: 2.5 hours


Using her own personal story Penny-Anne Beaudoin will detail how writing chooses the writer, how our own personal life experiences lead us and fit us to make our own unique contribution to the writing world. She will share the importance of research in non-fiction and fiction, and the importance of emotion in fiction and poetry. Learn about how it feels to be inspired and haunted, as Penny-Anne illustrates different points with selections from her work. 




Penny-Anne Beaudoin earned a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry in 1997 and has published articles pertaining to religion and spirituality in several Canadian and American Journals.  She was nominated for the Canadian Church Press Award in 2000.  Her fiction has been published in Lorraine and James, Writers On Line, Ascent Aspirations, Flash Me, FreeFall Magazine, The Rose & Thorn, Skive Magazine, The Canadian Writers’ Journal and flashquake.  She was nominated for the Push Cart Prize in 2005.  Her poetry has appeared in The Windsor Review, On Spec Magazine, Quantum Muse, Room of One’s Own, Les Bonnes Fees, Membra Disjecta, and Doorways Magazine.  She was nominated for the Rhysling Award for the year’s best speculative fiction in 2009.  Both her short stories and poems have won or placed in a variety of competitions.  holy cards: dead women talkingis her first book publication.  Penny-Anne lives in Amherstburg with her husband Tony and various figments of her imagination.  She sings, has been known to preach on occasion, and tries not to think about the unfinished novel languishing in her desk drawer.