Patricia Westerhof is an author, speaker, and writing coach. Her broad and eclectic tastes in reading have led to a similarly broad range of genre of her published works. Along with her most recent book, The Canadian Guide to Creative Writing and Publishing, she has written novels, short stories, a textbook, and writing curriculum.
Patricia, who holds an MA in Education from the University of Toronto, is a sought-after writing coach, working with writers of all ages, from teens to seniors. She is currently working on a new novel inspired by her recent experience of having been forced to write an index.
My current presentations focus on creative writing and publishing, related to the content in my latest book, The Canadian Guide to Creative Writing and Publishing. I run information sessions on how to pursue publication and a writing life in Canada.
A specialist in teaching creative writing, I will tailor my workshop to your group's interests and level of experience. Workshops can focus on any of the following:
-creative thinking and invention techniques
-the discipline of writing
-getting and using feedback to improve your work
-what is revision and how do you know what to revise?
My workshops for teens focus either on creative thinking or revision. I tailor each workshop to your class's experience and needs.