Saturday, November 2nd: 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Creating Character

with Kathy Page


BSIA • Room 1-43


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Character is where the story begins, but where do characters come from? What makes a compelling protagonist? How do you develop your characters, bring them to life on the page, and understand what their stories are? Kathy Page, author of Dear Evelyn and Alphabet, and known for compelling and convincing characterization, will share some of her approach to character development and take participants through an in-class exercise. Please bring pen and paper. Introduced by Pamela Mulloy.

Early Bird $20   •   Online $22   •    At the Door $25


  • KATHY PAGE is the author of ten previous books, most recently Dear Evelyn (2018), which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Fiction Prize. Other works include Paradise & Elsewhere (2014) and The Two of Us (2016), both nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born in the UK, she moved to Salt Spring Island with her family in 2001, and now divides her time between writing and teaching at Vancouver Island University.

    Photo Credit: Billie Woods

  • PAMELA MULLOY is the editor of The New Quarterly and the creative director of the Wild Writers Literary Festival. She is also a writer with short fiction published in the UK and Canada. Her debut novel The Deserters was published by Véhicule Press in 2018.

    Photo by Ayelet Tsabari.