Writing Workshop for Grades 7, 8 or 9 Announced

CBC Page Turner Project with author Philip Roy

Earlier this year, CBC Radio One Cape Breton’s Information Morning and CBU Press brought together fifty aspiring young writers for workshops with best-selling author Philip Roy.

The Page Turner Project will return next month, this time to Baddeck.

Cape Bretoners in grades 7, 8 or 9 can enter for a chance to attend the workshop on Thursday, October 24, 9 a.m. to noon at Baddeck Academy.

Philip Roy is the author of the best-selling adventure series Submarine Outlaw. Last year, his historical fiction called Blood Brothers in Louisbourg (CBU Press, 2012) was met with rave reviews across the continent. Next month, CBU Press will launch a new novel by Philip Roy, Me & Mr. Bell, about a boy’s relationship with the world-famous inventor.

Anyone in grades 7, 8 or 9 on Cape Breton Island, who did not participate in the January 2013 Page Turner Project can enter. Just send name, phone number, grade, school and home community to CBC Radio One Information Morning Page Turner Project using the contact information below.

Twenty-five names will be drawn for the workshop specially designed for young writers, sponsored by CBU Press. Lunch following the workshop will be provided courtesy of Information Morning. Entries close October 17. Winning entries will be notified October 18.

Selected workshop participants may get a chance to work one-on-one with Philip Roy to create an original piece that CBC will broadcast on the radio.

Send contact info (name, phone number, grade, school and home community) to: