Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Next Step in Creative Writing course, Monday evenings, March 5 – June 3, in Georgetown, Ontario

The Next Step in Creative Writing
a 12-week course
First readings emailed Feb 27
Classes run March 5 – June 4, 2012
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Glen William's Town Hall
1 Prince Street, Georgetown (Map here.)

This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing.  The format will be similar to the "Intermediate" and "Intensive" courses, but less demanding. Over the twelve weeks of classes, you’ll be asked to bring in just four pieces of your writing for detailed feedback. All your pieces may be from the same work, such as a novel in progress, or they may be stand alone pieces. You bring whatever you want to work on.

Besides critiquing pieces, the instructor will give short lectures at the start of each class, addressing the needs of the group and will provide writing prompts for those looking for a project. But there won't be any in-class writing exercises; all writing will be done at home.

In addition to learning how to critique your own work and receiving constructive suggestions about your writing, you’ll discover that the greatest benefits come from seeing how your classmates approach and critique a piece of writing and how they write and re-write. This is a challenging course, but extremely rewarding.

Instructor Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led writing workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he's helped many of his students get published.

Fee: $170.80 + hst = $193. Advance payment only.
Theses courses are very popular and may fill up fast, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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