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The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. Check out our 2020 schedule!

Saturday September 26th: Conflict and Characterization: a writing workshop with Richard Van Camp

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this hilarious workshop, best selling author Richard Van Camp will share his insights into how to design characters and why conflict is needed in your storytelling. This workshop is for writers of prose, so authors who are working on kids books, novels, short stories, comics, graphic novels, and the screenplay. Get ready: we are going to have so much fun.

A recording of this event is currently available:

Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp is a grateful and proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the best selling author of 24 books these past 24 years. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a feature film with First Generation Films. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at