Ashley Little


2014 Writer in Residence

 Ashley Little’s first novel, PRICK: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist (Tightrope Books, 2011), was shortlisted for the ReLit Award and optioned for film. Her second novel, The New Normal (Orca Book Publishers, 2013) is for young adults and is set in Calgary. Ashley’s most recent novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013) explores gang culture in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Ashley’s work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies including Broken Pencil, Room, and Writing Without Direction: 10 ½ Short Stories by Canadian Authors Under 30 (Clark Nova Books, 2010). Ashley has taught creative writing courses and workshops in BC and Alberta. She is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

The 2014 Writer in Residence program will kick off in May of 2014.

Opening Reading

Join us in welcoming Ashley Little as our 2014 Writer in Residence on May 28, 2014 at Owl’s Nest Books – 815A, 49th Ave SW (Britannia Shopping Centre, corner of 50th Ave and Elbow Dr.) Readings will kick off at 7pm with a special reading by 2013 Writer in Residence Lori Hahnel.

Manuscript Consultations

We are now booking consultations. All in-person consultations will take place from May 25 – June 6, 2014. Day and evening appointments available. There is also an option for consultations via Skype earlier in May or later in June. Please contact AWCS office by phone or email to book an appointment.


Novel Writing Made Easy – May 31 – 10am to 3:30pm

Bring the idea for the novel you’ve been carrying around with you and come prepared to leave with a concise synopsis, a six page outline, character charts, and a detailed plot line; the blueprint you need to write your novel efficiently and effectively.

This workshop is not limited to novelists. If you’re writing a memoir or other book length manuscript, this workshop will be a great starting off point.

The Long Haul Write In – June 7, 2014 | 11am-11pm

How much could you accomplish if you had 12-hours of uninterrupted writing time? Join Ashley on June 7, 2014 for an opportunity to do just that. From 11am to 11pm you will have the chance to write and write in a unique venue. Every hour, receive short 5 minutes pep talks, ask questions, carry on.

Think 12 hours is too much? That’s ok. Come for a few hours or stay all day. It’s up to you.

Venue: Loft 112 (112, 535, 8th Ave SE)

Nourishment will be provided throughout the day.

Registration required as there is limited space available.