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Phil Halton

Photo: Sarah Sims 2018

Phil Halton has worked in conflict zones around the world as an officer in the Canadian Army and as a security consultant. His debut novel, This Shall Be a House of Peace (Dundurn Press, 2019) received a rare starred review from Book List. He holds a Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from Royal Military College of Canada, and a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Humber College. His next publication, Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan’s Hundred-Year War is forthcoming in 2021.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

This Shall Be a House of Peace. Dundurn Press, 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Although able to tailor my presentation to any school's needs, my focus is typically on narrative structure - why some stories are satisfying while others are not, and the tips and tricks that writers can use to take a simple idea and create an enjoyable story of any length.

Presentation Length:
60 mins
Genre:
Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction
Grades:
9-12
Audience size:
10-30
Workshop Description:

Although able to tailor my workshop to any school's needs, my focus is typically to present the idea of narrative structure in an interactive way, and to work together as a group to develop an idea into a fully fleshed out story outline. This is meant to demonstrate how story structures support creativity, and to give the opportunity for students to ask practical questions while we build a story together. This also means that students do not have to bring any written work to class to "workshop."

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$300
Two sessions:
$$300
Three sessions:
$$400
Four sessions:
$$400
One session:
$$150
Two sessions:
$$150
Three sessions:
$$200
Four sessions:
$$200
GST:
GST applicable