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L3 Writers’ Conference features Canadian legend Margaret AtwoodFebruary 2, 2015 Category: NewsBack to News Page

​Barrie North Collegiate’s iDeology program and the 8th annual L3: Writers’ Conference once again welcomes world-renowned authors, poets, novelists, journalist and activists to Barrie.

This year’s conference will focus on an environmental theme and offer specialized writing seminars for students during the day and evening public readings and book signings. Headlining the evening event is Margaret Atwood, one of Canada’s premiere authors.

What:     Barrie North CI’s L3: Writers’ Conference
When:    Thursday, April 23 
              Student conference: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
              Evening readings: 7 p.m.
Where:   Barrie North Collegiate
              110 Grove St. E., Barrie

This year’s conference features the following:
  • Alan Mallory, author of The Family that Conquered Everest...and the Secrets to their Success
  • Greg Frankson, a.k.a. Ritallin, spoken word artist and international youth mental health advocate
  • Maya Burhanpurkar, Barrie North student, two-time grand prize winner at Canada’s National Science Fair and recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 (2013)

For additional information about these writers and others who will be speaking at the conference, visit

The public is invited to attend the evening readings. Tickets will be sold at in advance at Rivendell Books (Wellington Plaza, 165 Wellington Street, Barrie) for $25 per adult and $20 for students. For a detailed schedule of the day and evening events, as well as school registration information, visit
The L3: Writers’ Conference is Ontario’s largest high school literary event, encouraging students to read and write by bringing them together with professional authors, journalists and activists in an all-day conference with main stage and small group workshop presentations. 
Brian Adduono, Teacher, Barrie North Collegiate