Adult & Youth Writing Workshops with Lorna Tureski

Lorna Tureski lives in Armstrong with her husband and a grove of fir trees. She likes to write all sorts of things, sometimes with other people, such as the play, We’re Already Home, a collaborative project published by Wild Sage Press in 2014. Recently, Lorna has been working with Runaway Moon Theatre’s “How Did You Get Here?” suitcase puppet show project. She has an MFA in creative writing from UBCO.

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Traveling Oak Table Sessions for Women

In this series you will practice applying the techniques of fiction to your life stories. Bring your tales, whoppers, mythical events, birth, death experiences – anything you want to get down on paper. Or just show up and write from the prompts I give you. Learn how to breathe life into your stories.

For those new to the Traveling Oak Table Sessions, or those who want to review the fundamentals and go around again (for the advanced class please see below):

PLEASE NOTE: This class will be beginning in the winter semester. Dates to follow.

  •  Tuesdays, 10:00am – 12:30pm.
  • $225.00 for 10 sessions.

For those who have already taken a Traveling Oak Table Session and want to carry on, go further; dive more deeply into a project:

PLEASE NOTE: This class is now full. To be put on the waiting list please contact [email protected]

  • September 21 – November 23: Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:30pm.
  • $225.00 for 10 sessions.

Write Speak: spoken word workshops for youth (girls) ages 14 – 18

PLEASE NOTE: This class will begin in the winter semester. Dates to follow.

  • Mondays, 3:30pm – 5:00pm.
  • $125.00 for 4 sessions.

Explore the history of spoken word, make a poem, and perform it in a supportive environment in this series of 4 workshops. We will experiment with our breath and our bodies to deliver words that say what we mean.

Ramble: mineral, vegetable, animal, human: writing workshops

PLEASE NOTE: This class will begin in the winter semester. Dates to follow.

  • $125 for all 4 sessions or $50 for an individual class
    • Mineral
    • Vegetable
    • Animal
    • Human

To follow an irregularly winding course of growth or motion is the definition of ramble we work from in this series. Ramble is the pop-up shop of writing workshops, experimenting with a variety of topics. Participants will generate new writing in the richly creative atmosphere of the house and grounds of the Caetani Cultural Centre. Bring clothing suitable for all weather, as we’ll  be going outside for part of each session.


Where: The Caetani Library

How to register: online!  **Please only register ONCE**. If you experience difficulties, call the Caetani office at 250-275-1525.

Registration policy: (please note) registering online does not guarantee a space in the class unless payment is received. You must fill out the online registration form, and the system will place unpaid registrations on a waitlist, and will move you further down the list as paid registrations are received

We use secure Paypal for non-profits or you can choose to be invoiced another way. You do not need a Paypal account to pay by credit card online, and we can also take credit card payments over the phone.

Please call the office at 250-275-1525 as soon a possible during our regular office hours if you wish to make an alternate form of payment to ensure your registration.


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