March 6 - March 6
FREE Workshops from WANL
Contact: Online
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Upcoming FREE Workshops from WANL!

Register ASAP for one of or all of The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador's upcoming workshops! These workshops, open to WANL Members only, are FREE to attend for all WANL Members who have an interest in any of the topics explored in our workshops.

Youth Workshop Build Your Own Adventure with novelist Caighlan Smith!

WHO: Writers under 30 years old
WHAT: A 2-hour workshop on story structure and character development
WHERE: Virtually, via Zoom
WHEN: March 6, 1-3 p.m.
Register via Eventbrite

Where will your adventure take you rather, where will you take your adventure?
This workshop, for youths aged 12+, guides writers through the creation of their own adventure story, loosely following Joseph Campbells concept of the heros journey.
Writers will participate in discussions and group brainstorming about heroes and adventure tropes, while piece by piece assembling their own journey for their own hero.
The workshop illustrates the hero development mechanics of a well-structured adventure story, so that writers come away not just with adventure narrative-building tools but with ample character development tools and tricks.
Fantasy, Science Fiction, and all genre fiction fans are welcome!
Registrants are encouraged to submit any questions they would like to have answered by Caighlan to

Getting Started with Indie Publishing: Everything Begins with Your Ideal Reader

WHO: Authors interested in self-publishing
WHAT: A 2-hour workshop on gaining readership for your self-published work.
WHERE: Virtually, via Zoom
WHEN: March 7, 2-4 p.m.
Register via Eventbrite 

Want to build a readership as an indie author but have no idea where to start?

Join Scott Bartlett for a comprehensive workshop on self-publishing, including how to get started, the elements youll need to put in place to produce your book, and how to conceptualize your story in order to maximize your chances of gaining readers for your work.

For those still on the fence about whether or not to independently publish, Scott will highlight the pros and cons of self-publishing. Hell then go over the nuts and bolts of how to self-publish your book, ending with why marketing your book starts before word one.

Registrants are encouraged to submit any questions they would like to have answered by Scott to

"Understanding the Publishing Path" with Kenneth Tam and Jacqui Tam

WHO: Authors interested in self-publishing
WHAT: A 3-hour workshop on the many steps to self-publish
WHERE: Virtually, via Zoom
WHEN: March 16, 6-9 p.m.
Register via Eventbrite

You've made the choice to self-publish: now what?
Iceberg Publishing's Kenneth Tam and Jacqui Tam help you explore the path ahead, explaining the steps -- and potential pitfalls -- you'll encounter when bringing your manuscript to print, be it fiction or non-fiction. After this 3-hour session, you will understand the entire process, so you can plan accordingly and conduct more research when ready.
- Editing
- Cover design
- Layout and design
- Required software
- Formats
- Printers
- Administrative requirements
- Advertising and marketing
Registrants are encouraged to submit any questions they would like to have answered by Kenneth and Jacqui to

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Coast School Information for the Avalon Mall! Visit!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Southwest Academy, Little Heart's Ease, is delaying their opening by 2 hours with an update at 9am.

Gonzaga High School Course Selection is now available for next years Levels One, Two and Three Students. Requests must be made by 3 pm on Friday (March 5th) for current Level One and Level Two students. Current Grade 9 students should submit requests by Tuesday March 9th. Links can be found on the schools website.

Holy Trinity High Course Selection for next September is underway. Grade 9 students need to complete their forms by Thursday (March 4th).
Current Level 1 and 2 students have until March 12th.

Holy Heart school counsellors are still available for appointments with students by phone or google meet. To book an appointment, send an email to your counsellor.

ODonel High School clothing orders are still being accepted. Find the link on the schools website.

Brother Rice Junior High Yearbooks are available for purchase online. The deadline to order is March 26th.

St. Kevin's High School Yearbook orders are now being taken online.

Macdonald Drive Junior High guidance counselors will be hosting a Virtual Lunch check-in on Wednesdays from 11:20-12:20 for students who would like to come and chat.

Students, staff, & families are asked to fill out the School Development Survey by Friday, March 19th. The link can be found on your schools website.

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Winter Storm Warning
Tuesday - snow may mix with rain or ice pellets early, 15-20cm, high +1
Tuesday night - cloudy with few flurries, low -8
Wednesday - few snow showers or flurries, high -2

-Provincial Government offices in the St. Johns metro region will be closed for the remainder of today except for those employees who have otherwise been asked to report to work today.
-Courts in St. Johns, including the Sheriffs Office, will remain closed for the day. Scheduling information can be found at

Local Business
- The Avalon Mall is closed Tuesday morning
- YMCA Child Care Centre in St. John's will remain closed for the day.
-Early Achievers will remain closed for today
-Bloomsbury Child Care will be closed Tuesday
- the office of Dr. Joseph Coffey will be closed Tuesday
-Scotiabank in the greater St. John's and surrounding arears will be closed for the remainder of the day.
-Scotiabank branches in Carbonear, Bay Roberts and Whitbourne are closed for the day due to weather conditions.
-Medical West Clinic will be closed Tuesday morning

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