Friday, June 22, 2012

Writing Memoirs & Other True Stories workshop, Oakville, October 20


Writing your life & other true stories
Saturday, October 20, 2012
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
(Good all-day parking on Water Street across from the Canoe Club. Map here.)

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, Dr. Ross Pennie...

Ross Pennie is the author of The Unforgiving Tides, a doctor’s memoir of Papua New Guinea (Manor House Publishing). Ross has also signed a contract with ECW Press for three medical mystery novels. The first of these, Tainted, came out in 2010 and won Arts Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction.  Ross’s second mystery, Tampered, came out in 2011, and his third is due out early in 2013. 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. Check out Ross's website here.

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $342.48 + 13% hst = 
$48 if you wait to pay at the door.
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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

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