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Welcome to my blog!

I love writing. I’ve been a professional writer for about 20 years, with books, articles, short fiction, and poetry published and broadcast. My young adult novel, Hawk (Five Rivers Publishing, 2015) is now available, with a sequel coming in 2016. I also have more than 30 books published with such educational publishers as Scholastic Canada, Amicus, and Lerner Publishing. If you’re interested, you will find writing samples, photos, and other material posted on my website (http://www.mepowell.com/). Or, see more about me here.

On these pages, I’ll write about creative writing and travel. If you have similar interests — please comment! Please follow me on Twitter (@mepowell), PinterestFaceBook, or LinkedIn.

Fan Expo Rocks Regina 2016!

2016-04-24 11.18.53Fan Expo Regina 2016 was the place to be this weekend.

Fans are what Fan Expo is all about, and Regina expected some 20,000 fans and 200 exhibitors during the two-day event. The celebrity draws included Sean Austin (from Lord of the Rings), who came off as charming and humble during his Sunday Q&A session, as well as James and Oliver Phelps (from Harry Potter), Dirk Benedict (from Battlestar Galactica), and many more.

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(Thanks to Elizabeth Lang for the photo.)

Personal highlights of the weekend for me came when fans picked up my newest novel, Hawk — a young adult fantasy about a brother and sister who have to stretch their magical abilities to save the spirit of the last true Prince of Wales in 1282.

I also enjoyed the local authors panel with Judith Silverthorne and Ed Willett. We had the chance to talk writing and share some stories about why and how we write.

2016-04-24 11.19.02But the best thing about the weekend was meeting people who enjoy reading and watching — and becoming — characters in fantasy and science fiction. Fan Expo Regina Rocks — again!

What characters do you like best at Fan Expo? Leave a comment and let’s share stories.

Creative writing and journaling workshops in April

April is going to be a busy workshop month for me this spring. I’m giving readings and workshops at several venues. Join me and share strategies and tips for creative writing, journaling, and young adult fantasy. Here’s the schedule:

copy-copy-Logo-small1.jpgExpress Yourself: Youth Journaling workshop
When: Fridays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29
6:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Ken Mitchell Library, 100 – 1150 8th Ave, Regina
For youth ages 8 – 12 years old.
Register: http://www.skwriter.com/home/729

 

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Reading
Tuesday, April 12
Prince of Wales branch library, 445 – 14th Avenue
1:00-2:00 pm
http://www.reginalibrary.ca/events/booking.php?id=5308

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Fantasy Foundations
Sunday April 17
Connaught Library
2:00-4:00 pm
Registration required:
http://www.reginalibrary.ca/events/booking.php?id=4969

 

For more information about the workshops, see my Workshops and Readings page. What are you most interested in learning about writing? Leave a comment and let’s discuss it.