Your story starts here.

Scrawler’s Academy is a creative writing program for teen authors. Come as you are. Write your story. Be heard. Make a difference.

While most of our programs are being developed now (meaning that they are not running yet) the NCTAG (North Coast Teen Authors’ Group) will be up and running this fall. For more information about the NCTAG, click here.

The long-term vision is to build a North Coast-based summer and spring break camp for Canadian teen authors that is:

  • open and welcoming to all teen authors – whether you’ve scrawled barely a scribble, are a famous author already, or are somewhere in between,
  • led by teen authors themselves,
  • fun, welcoming, connecting, energizing, empowering, memory-making, rigorous, intensive, encouraging, and inclusive,
  • organizing teen authors’ workshops, writing circles, screen and play writing activities, poetry and other spoken word events, speech and debate events, conferences, festivals, summer writing camps, etc.,
  • respectful of the land itself, respectful of the First Nations on whose territory the programs are located, and based in the recognition of the literary and storymaking contributions of Indigenous authors, and
  • committed to ending systemic poverty, colonialism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, and all other forms of marginalization – by breaking down barriers to participation, sharing stories together, listening to important narratives from past and present, and by elevating the stories of Black authors, Indigenous authors, other authors of colour, and other marginalized authors and their communities.

Connect and C0ntact

Scrawler’s Academy is being developed in the territory of the Gispaxlo’ots and Gits’iis of the Ts’msyen Nation and in the territories of the Haida, Nisga’a, Gitxsan, and Haisla Nations.

For more information, contact Tom Kertes.