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How I Write

Freehand Books and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta present: How I Write: A discussion on craft and readings from Freehand authors.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7pm
Location: Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Featuring: Mikka Jacobsen, Charlotte Bellows and Doreen Vanderstoop

Hosted by Naomi Lewis.

This is a free event, all are welcome.


Charlotte Bellows is a high school student in Calgary. Her first book, The Definition of Beautiful, is forthcoming from Freehand Books in September 2023.

Doreen Vanderstoop is a writer and performing storyteller/musician based in Calgary. Her first novel, Watershed, was published in 2020.

Mikka Jacobsen is a fiction and non-fiction writer from Calgary. Modern Fables (2022), a collection of essays, is her debut book

Host Naomi K. Lewis is a Canadian fiction and non-fiction writer who resides in Calgary, Alberta. She was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction.

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Freehand Books the Writers Guild of Alberta present How I Write | A discussion on craft and readings from Mikka Jacobson, Charlotte Bellows, Doreen Vanderstoop, hosted by Naomi Lewis. | Tuesday March 14, 2023 | Shelf Life Books 1302 4th Street SW. Calgary