Free Workshop on How to Write a One-Act Play

Last week NFOTA put out a call for submissions for one-act plays. To support and inspire those who may be interested in writing a one-act play, Jessica Outram is offering a short workshop that goes over the basics. Big Ideas: Form: Why a play? What is story? Process: What is the process? Craft: What’s important…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Kim Aubrey

Kim serves on the NFOTA Steering and Communications Committees and helps with the website and social media. Who are you? I was born and grew up in Bermuda, married a Canadian and moved to Toronto, where we raised our kids, and I began writing short stories. After our younger daughter finished university, my husband and…

Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shane Joseph

Cobourg author Shane Joseph is NFOTA’s Chair of Communications. Who are you? I am a writer and a publisher, living in Cobourg, Northumberland County. As a writer, I have 6 novels and 3 collections of short stories published to date, and countless articles, essays, book reviews, and stories published globally. My press, Blue Denim Press,…

The Dog as Muse by Susan Statham

Born July 24, 2019, Artie, (AKA Arthur Conan Doyle) became my constant companion in early October. I’d met his dog mother, Bella, a year earlier during one of the ever-increasing vet visits for my fifteen-year-old French Bulldog, Janie (AKA Miss Jane Marple). “Ah you have a Frenchie too,” I said, acknowledging something of which I’m…