La Ronge Young Writers’ Program 2018
This year’s La Ronge workshop is recommended for applicants who will be 11 – 14 years old at the time of the program.
Location: Senator Myles Venne School, Queen Street, Air Ronge
Run Time: July 30-August 3, 2018. Time 10:00am-4:00pm.
Instructor: Miriam Körner
Miriam Körner is the author of Yellow Dog, a novel set in the fictional community of Poplar Point that has a surprising resemblance to places youth in La Ronge might recognize. It has been nominated for five Young Readers’ Choice awards, from BC to Ontario. Her picture book When the Trees Crackle with Cold: pīsimwasinahikan – a collaboration with Bernice Johnson-Laxdal – recently won a Saskatchewan Book Award. Both books declare her love for Northern Saskatchewan, its people and – of course – sled dogs. She is extremely honoured to work with youth in her home community, share stories and laughter, and connect with the North’s talented youth.
Guest Author: Nancy Lafleur
Nancy Lafleur is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. As a student, Nancy hated to read and write. She found reading and writing to be hard. As she got older, Nancy found that reading was a great way to learn about the world at her own pace, and away from school. She later learned that writing was also a great way to escape from the world around her, and a way to dream about better things for herself. In 2017, Nancy publisher a book called Finding Lost. Her book shares stories of five different women Nancy could have become, had she not chosen the path of education. Today, Nancy is a Principal at Chief Moses Ratt School. She enjoys sharing stories with others.