THE WRITING PARENT – Blogging, Books & More!

Kids say and do the darndest things, don’t they? Are you bursting at the seams to share your parenting experience? Do you want to start a blog about it? Perhaps you already have a blog, and now your kids have opinions about you writing about them! Is there a way to write about your kids without feeling guilty? Have your kids started writing about you?! If you’ve always wanted to start a blog or write a book about your parenting experience but you’re just not sure how to begin then this is the workshop for you! Or if you’re looking to boost traffic to your parenting blog or better market and sell your parenting writing (including children’s book, fiction, poetry, etc..) then be sure to join us!

There is a niche market for parents who write. Join expert Shelley Divnich Haggert in this 3-hour writing-for-parents workshop that will offer you insight and ideas on how to become or cultivate the writing parent in you!

Your teacher Shelley Divnich Haggert reads, writes and teaches in Windsor, and has been writing professionally for 20 years. She is known for transforming the day-to-day slog of 21st century parenting into hilarious, joy-filled prose as she raised her three daughters. As the former editor of Windsor Parent Magazine, she informed and encouraged a generation of local parents as they navigated area family life, and her work also appeared in magazines such as Today’s Parent, Canadian Family and Readers Digest. At the helm of the Hub Windsor Essex, one of the area’s first digital magazines, Shelley, along with an assorted cast of local writers, connected readers with issues and ideas of importance to area residents. Since 2012, Shelley has been teaching journalism and public relations students at St. Clair College how to work with the written word in all mediums and platforms. The author of Generation Xhausted (2004), she is now spoiling two young grandchildren and bragging about them on social media. Stay conneced with Shelley!

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In this workshop, writers will:

  • Learn about various types of writing for/by parents
  • Gain knowledge and insight into how and why to be a parent writer
  • Share your personal parent-writing experience
  • Get guidance on how to better your parent-writing platform
  • Learn about the business of writing as a parent

This workshop includes:

  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Light lunch (please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registration)

Please bring your laptop and/or examples of your writing to share and discuss.

This workshop is open to parents who want to write or who already do!

Saturday, June 1, 2019


Gertrude’s Writing Room

Teacher: Shelley Divnich Haggert

Cost: $45.00