RCLAS is famous for its workshops — our facilitators are top-notch and their impact is phenomenal. Don’t miss out!

These sessions are aimed at both writers and fans of literature. On average, RCLAS runs a workshop a month. Costs are extremely reasonable — and even better if you’re an RCLAS members.

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RCLAS Writing Workshop: “Writing The Hero/ Heroine’s Journey”
Facilitator: Carol Johnson
Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor.

Workshop Fees: RCLAS Members $15/Non-members $25
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Workshop Description:  In this workshop, we will explore material from Joseph Baker’s book, ‘The Writer’s Journey.’ We’ll discover the common elements in all compelling stories. We’ll apply those elements to our own writing.

Our primary focus is character development – how and why does a protagonist choose to move out of her/his comfort zone? We’ll explore internal vs external motivations. We’ll talk about archetypes vs stereotypes, and use that knowledge to create well-rounded characters. After all, as writers we want our characters to be as real, tangible, and complex as the people around us.

And as Baker says, “…the protagonist of every story is a hero.”


Carol Johnson is a late-in-life writer who first fell in love with words and stories during her childhood. In grade-school she created chap books which became ‘required’ reading for her family and friends. Now a grandmother, she is an enthusiastic creative writing graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC. Carol has studied with Billeh Nickerson, Jen Currin, Aislinn Hunter, Cathy Stonehouse and Nicola Harwood.

Carol lives in Langley, BC with her husband Paul. They both enjoy spending time with their growing families and travelling. She is currently working on a mixed genre manuscript of short-stories and poetry that inter-weave her father’s journey with that of his birth mother.

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