Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Intensive Creative Writing course, Burlington, Wed afternoons, Sept 12 - Dec 12

“Intensive Creative Writing”
~ Twelve weeks of creative growth ~
Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Sept 12 to Dec 12, 2012, (no class Sept 26 or Oct 31)
First set of readings distributed September 5
Appleby United Church,
4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

This course is for people who are working on their own writing. The format is similar to the "Intermediate" and "Extreme" courses: Over the twelve classes, you’ll be asked to bring in six 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.

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: $181.42 plus 13% hst = $205
Payment in advance by mail or Interac.
Advance registration only. These courses usually fill up, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.
To reserve a spot now, email:

Note: A similar course, The Next Step in Creative Writing, is offered Thursday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:45 p.m., in Mississauga (see here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here). To register, email 

Intensive Creative Writing is also offered on Wednesday evenings, 6:45 to 9:00 p.m., Sept 12 to Dec 12 at Sheridan United Church in Mississauga. Details here.

See Brian Henry'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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