Free writing workshops hosted by acclaimed writers

LitCon schedule

FEB. 12

Naomi Hansen free food writing workshop

About the writer

Naomi Hansen is a writer, editor, and researcher based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has written for various publications including CBC Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Narcity Media, NUVO Magazine, Tourism Saskatchewan, Tourism Saskatoon, and more. Her first book, Only in Saskatchewan: Recipes & Stories from the Province's Best-loved Eateries will be published by TouchWood Editions in April 2022. Find her on ​Instagram at @onlyinsaskatchewan, Twitter at @naomihansen_ or visit her website at

Farah Heron free romance writing workshop

About the writer

Farah Heron is a critically acclaimed author of romantic comedies for adults and young adults filled with huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, brown people falling stupidly in love. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, and a rabbit named Strawberry. She recently adopted two cats, who are now in charge.


Farah’s debut, The Chai Factor was named one of the summer’s best books by The Globe and Mail and was praised in Book Riot, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Bustle, and more. Her next release, Accidentally Engaged, was listed as a best book of 2021 in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, NPR, CBC Books, Kobo, and more. Her young adult debut, Tahira in Bloom, was recently released and was praised as one of the best rom-coms of the year by USA Today. 

David Demchuk free horror writing workshop

About the writer

DAVID DEMCHUK has been writing for print, stage, digital, and other media for nearly 40 years. His debut horror novel, The Bone Mother, published in 2017, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Toronto Book Award, the Kobzar Book Award, and a Shirley Jackson Award in the Best Novel category. It won the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in the Adult Fiction category. It was listed in the Globe and Mail's 100 best books of 2017, came in at #22 in the National Post's top 99 books of the year, and became a #1 bestseller on

Evan Winter free fantasy writing workshop

About the writer

Born in England to South American parents, Evan Winter was raised in Africa near the historical territory of his ancestors. He always wanted to be a writer, but went to university first, tended bars in two countries, became a director and cinematographer whose work has been viewed more than 500,000,000 times online, met a couple conmen in the process, was threatened by UK mobsters in a case of mistaken identity, worked with wonderful A-list celebrities, unbelievably talented unknowns, and became the Creative Director for one of the world’s largest infrastructure companies, all before realizing that the words in his head would never write themselves. So, before he runs out of time, he started writing them.