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Writer's Block (AKA I'm Afraid to Write Rubbish)
with Tanya Boteju

In this workshop, we'll talk about what stands in the way of getting words on the page, and some possible methods for un-sticking ourselves. Topics covered will include common barriers such as how to begin, having nothing to write about, having TOO much to write about, lack of time, and the ever-present fears, negative self-talk, and comparison that often come with writing. Come with an open, curious mind for trying strategies to overcome this struggle!


Tanya Boteju is a teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Part-time, she teaches English to clever and sassy young people. The rest of her time, she writes and procrastinates from writing. Her novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens (Simon & Schuster, 2019), was named a Top Ten Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers Association. Her second YA novel, Bruised (Simon & Schuster, 2021), was selected as a Gold Standard book by the Junior Library Guild. In both teaching and writing, she is committed to complex, diverse representation. Visit her at


Tanya is facilitating the workshop, Writer's Block (AKA I'm Afraid to Write Rubbish) on Sunday morning, September 17, at 10 AM. To register, click here.

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