2024 Festival:
October 21–27

17: Writers Are Superstars: A Masterclass with Kern Carter (Grades 8–12)

17: Writers Are Superstars: A Masterclass with Kern Carter (Grades 8–12)

This event is SOLD OUT in person. Tickets can still be purchased to view the livestream!

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TV, movies, video games, music, books—writers are at the centre of them all. Author of Boys and Girls Screaming, Kern Carter, will show students just how to become a superstar writer in this interactive masterclass. Carter will discuss his journey to becoming a full-time writer, including the obstacles he overcame to get there, and what kept him going along the way. Writers don’t just write books. Engaging in the writing process can lead to creations across a range of mediums. Whether students are keen to write a trailer for a movie or a synopsis for their memoir, they’ll leave with tips and inspiration from a highly engaging author. Grades 8–12.

Event Participants:

Kern Carter

KERN CARTER was born in Trinidad and raised in Toronto. He is a single father to a teenage daughter. He is the author of the YA novel Boys and Girls Screaming and the forthcoming MG novel, Is There A Boy Like Me. He has previously self-published two titles. (ONTARIO/TRINIDAD)