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Victoria Hetherington

Victoria Hetherington is a Toronto-based writer, visual artist and the author of I Have to Tell You (0s&1s, 2014). Her debut novel Mooncalves will be published in April 2019 with Now or Never Publishing.

Phone number:
6476077651

Publications

I Have to Tell You. 0s&1s, 2014
Mooncalves. Now or Never Books, 2019

Awards

Writers' Works in Progress Grant (Ontario Arts Council) for I Have To Tell You, 2013
Writers' Reserve (Mansfield Press via Ontario Arts Council) for I Have To Tell You, 2014
Writers' Works in Progress Grant (Ontario Arts Council) for Mooncalves, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Depending on the school's current teaching module, I will craft a presentation tailored to fit each (specialties being Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction), exploring literature from a historical perspective with an emphasis on intersectionality (postcolonial and diasporic works, women writers from the eigtheenth century to postmodernity, and so on.) Presentations will include multimedia (handouts, film clips, relevant pieces of visual art.) A Q&A period will follow each presentation.

Presentation Length:
Flexible
Genre:
Drama; Fiction; Creative Nonfiction
Grades:
6 - 12
Audience size:
Flexible
Workshop Description:

Nurturing an accessible, safe environment, I will work with students to workshop their fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction (no graphic novels, screenplays or plays at this time.) One week before commencement of the workshop, students will submit their work to the group (please note a limit of 1 piece of fiction and 4 poems.) Students will write one another feedback in the form of letters, and will receive a letter with editorial suggestions from me on Workshop Day. In addition to the feedback component of the workshop, students will work through a number of exercises designed to stimulate creativity, from writing prompts to digital literature games. At the end of the workshop, students may expect a polished piece ready for submission for publication.

Depending on availability and funding, workshops can extend up to 6 sessions (a minumum of 2 sessions is reccomended.) 

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$500
Two sessions:
$900
Three sessions:
$1300
Four sessions:
$1800
One session:
$500
Two sessions:
$1000
Three sessions:
$1500
Four sessions:
$2000
GST:
GST not applicable