Waking the DEAD: Winter WordsWorth

Here’s the press release for my workshops at Winter WordsWorth in February:

Waking the DEAD: inspiring the next generation of paranormal writers

Bragg Creek, AB –

There’s only one way to escape the dead of winter. Let your mind wander and get your creative juices flowing this February at the WordsWorth weekend. Join Judith Graves, one of the hottest YA authors around, on a horrific journey on how to write to die for fiction including the terrifying realms of character development and revision.

Judith Graves is the smart and sassy author behind the hit paranormal trilogy SKINNED. Librarian, singer, songwriter, author, and book club haunter, Graves has her own opinions about words and she’s not afraid to voice them. Much like Eryn, the snarky protagonist in her books, Graves doesn’t pull punches when it comes to calling ‘em as she sees ‘em. Now she’s putting her bold opinions to good use at WordsWorth by teaching young and emerging writers how to better craft their own tantalizing tales.

“I’m a firm believer that Canadian teen fiction can be sexy, action packed, and snarky as hell,” says Graves. So what better author could there be for encouraging youth to develop their own feisty stories?

WordsWorth is a weekend-long sleepover for young writers. Over the course of the weekend, writers will be completely submerged in their fictitious worlds. Carefully guided by Graves and poet Owen Percy, writers will be able to attack their projects with newfound creativity. They will learn how to tweak, manipulate, push, pull, and revamp their stories and characters to create truly unique tales.

WordsWorth is being held February 4-6, 2011 and is open to all writers aged 13-19. The weekend will take place at Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek. To find out more information about the event or to register visit the Young Alberta’s Book Society page at http://yabs.ab.ca/WordsWorth.asp

For more information on Judith Graves, visit her GOREgeous website: www.judithgraves.com


To book an interview contact Rachel Sentes, Publicist