The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Guests joined award-winning writer, Ruth E. Walker, for a fun approach to developing characters for fiction, memoir and non-fiction work

Using the theme of recipes, participants tossed together a number of ingredients to create a character by the end of the session. Lots of hands-on exercises to experiment with character development and story ideas. The workshop was suitable for all levels of writers looking for a fresh take on inspiration and ran from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.


Ruth Walker

Since 1996, when her first submission of fiction won Canadian Living magazine’s short story contest, Ruth has been an award-winning author of fiction, plays, and poetry appearing widely in publications across Canada, in the US and the UK. She is also a creative writing instructor and a founding editor of the literary journal Lichen.

About the Venue

Blue Heron Studio

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Blue Heron Books was first opened in 1989. The Blue Heron Studio offers a creative space for learning, playing and a multitude of unique experiences.

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