Thursday, December 24, 2009

“Writing Your Life,” March 27, Guelph

Writing memoirs & other true stories
Saturday, March 27
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph (map)

Have you ever considered writing your memoirs or family history? This workshop will introduce you to the tricks and conventions of telling true stories and will show you how to use the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. Whether you want to write for your family or for a wider public, don't miss this workshop.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get published, including our guest speaker, Ross Pennie.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Ross Pennie, author of The Unforgiving Tides, a doctor’s memoir of Papua New Guinea (Manor House Publishing). He has also signed a contract with ECW Press for three medical mystery novels. The first of these, Tainted, came out in April. Dr. Pennie will speak on how to turn ordinary life into dramatic material and will answer questions about how he wrote his memoir and got it published.
Visit Ross's website here: http://rosspennie.ca/site/home/

Fee: $39.05 plus gst = $41 paid in advance
or $42.86 plus gst = $45 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Note: For information about all of Brian's workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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