march, 2021

2021sat13mar10:00 amsat12:00 pm2021: MNM MarchWow Your Readers - Effective opening lines and creating conflict in any situation10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Event Details

Wow Your Readers: Marty Chan will show you how to grab a readers’ attention and hold them until the last page.

Wow Your Readers: Kids author and playwright Marty Chan shares his secrets to creating page-turning stories. Using his background in theatre, he reveals a simple and easy-to-use method of creating conflict out of any situation. He’ll also share tips on how to tackle the dreaded first sentence of a story as he reveals the principles behind an effective opening line. Bring your thinking caps and writing materials for in-class exercises, and be prepared to laugh.

Marty Chan writes books for kids, plays for adults, and tweets for fun. His newest book is Haunted Hospital, a thriller for reluctant reading teens. In theatre he’s best known for his hit play, Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl. Learn more about Marty at his website ( or follow his snarky tweets @Marty_Chan.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm




Writers' Community of Durham Region

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