Writing with Sensory Detail:
a workshop with author
Joëlle Anthony

Saturday, March 30th, 10am-12pm
In the Caetani Cultural Centre Studio Library

In this workshop, author Joëlle Anthony takes a hands-on approach to the five senses. You won’t simply write about taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing, you’ll experience it, too.

Learn how to incorporate all the senses into your writing to give it more flavour and a well-rounded feel.


photo by Victor Anthony

Joëlle Anthony / J. M. Kelly is a writer, actress and playwright, born in Portland, Oregon, now living on Gabriola Island in BC.

J. M. Kelly is the pen name for Joëlle Anthony.  She spent her childhood with her nose in a book, often in the backseat of whatever old car her dad had at the time.

She’s worked as an actress, a Minor League Baseball souvenir hawker, the Easter Bunny, and various other not-so-odd jobs.

Now she mostly writes novels, but she still dabbles in sketch comedy, nonfiction, and teaching writing to both kids and adults.

Speed of Life is Joëlle’s third novel, a White Pine nominee, hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as: a believable portrait of blue-collar teens struggling to make it work against tough odds.

She’s the author of the 2017 Middle Grade novel, A Month of Mondays, an OLA Forest Kid Committee Summer Reading List pick, a VOYA Top Shelf Awardwinner, and a 2019Chocolate Lily Nominee. Her two previous novels for teens include Restoring Harmony and The Right & the Real.

She is currently finishing her first book for adults, an historical novel set in 1962 Vancouver, called Between Over and Next.

Follow her on Twitter at: joellewrites or visit her website: www.joelleanthony.com. 

She also works as a freelance story development editor and professional writer mentor: www.thewritepotential.com

Learn more about the Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence program here.