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Minna and the Canine Club Writer’s Workshop

Attention young readers, writers and dog-lovers, Minna is coming Saturday August 10!

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Minna and the Canine Club Writer’s Workshop
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Minna and the Canine Club Writer’s Workshop

Join Erica Abel, author of Minna and the Canine Club, in a writer’s workshop session. In this session children will learn how to write their own story through an interactive mini lesson. We will utilize a fun and effective methodology that enhances the love of reading and writing in children.

Session Time: 45 minutes

Cost: $20/ child; after enrollment of one child, siblings can attend for $15

Age Range: 2nd grade and up

Each child will receive:

  • A copy of the book Minna and the Canine Club

  • Writer’s notebook with pen and pencil

  • Bookmark

No refunds after 8/1/2019.

Minimum registrations: 4 children. If the class does not meet the minimum registrations, you will receive a refund and the class will be canceled.

About Minna and the Canine Club

Minna starts a school for a group of neighborhood dogs known as the Canine Club. She had no idea how difficult it would be to get all the canines to school, especially her gal pal Maggie. These canines live in a charming neighborhood in the heart of town This provides them with many opportunities for, shall we say, adventure. In this first book you will meet this delightful group of rescue dogs.

For contests, blog posts, stories from Minna and her friends, and companion guides to the book, go to

About the author

Along with being the author of the first book in the series, Minna and the Canine Club, Erica is also a third grade teacher at a National Blue Ribbon school in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She is passionate about teaching reading and writing and helping students find their own voice as writers. Erica attended Huntington University and received her Education degree as well as studied Communication Studies. She earned her Masters of Education in Literacy at Grand Valley State University. Additionally, Erica has attended The Teachers College of Columbia University for three summer sessions and has extended knowledge in the reading and writing process. She loves to go on adventures with the real life Minna while continuing to work with children and share stories. Minna was rescued when she was a puppy and The Whimsical Writers support animal rescue organizations, and base many of the characters in Minna and the Canine Club on their own dogs they have rescued.

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