Place des Arts literary arts programs introduce burgeoning young authors and illustrators to the craft of storytelling and help experienced writers and illustrators hone their skills.

Classes are taught both online via Zoom and in-person at Place des Arts.

Registration for literary arts classes may be done online, by phone at 604.664.1636, in person at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam.

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In-Person & Online: Creative Writing

7 – 10 years

In-Person & Online: Creative Writing

8 – 12 years

Program Overview

Through a combination of group and individual activities, explore a wide range of writing styles and techniques, including narrative, poetry and creative non-fiction. You will read prose, poems and comics, and learn how writers make use of different topics and techniques to tell stories and convey information. Supplies not included. 


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Janice Liu

Janice Liu

Creative Writing & Illustration

Janice Liu is a children’s comics instructor and writer-artist. Her 2019 graphic novel, Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤, was a 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award finalist and has been nominated for a Gene Day Award.

Janice lives in Burnaby, where she also teaches at Young Artists’ Place. She has enjoyed bringing her programs to schools and libraries across Metro Vancouver, including Vancouver Public Library, Burnaby Public Library, St. Leonard’s Youth and Family Services and Richmond & West Vancouver district schools.

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Program Overview

Through a combination of group and individual activities, explore a wide range of writing styles and techniques, including narrative, poetry and creative non-fiction. You will read prose, poems and comics, and learn how writers make use of different topics and techniques to tell stories and convey information. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Janice Liu

Janice Liu

Creative Writing & Illustration

Janice Liu is a children’s comics instructor and writer-artist. Her 2019 graphic novel, Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤, was a 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award finalist and has been nominated for a Gene Day Award.

Janice lives in Burnaby, where she also teaches at Young Artists’ Place. She has enjoyed bringing her programs to schools and libraries across Metro Vancouver, including Vancouver Public Library, Burnaby Public Library, St. Leonard’s Youth and Family Services and Richmond & West Vancouver district schools.

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