Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Saturday workshops and weekly creative writing courses starting soon


How to Make Yourself Write
A creativity workout
Offered in two locations:

Saturday, Aug 25
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Lions Club, 935 Sydenham Rd, Kingston
Fee: $37 paid in advance or $40 at the door. (More here.)

Sunday, Aug 26
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Creek, 481 Reid St, Peterborough Fee: $37 paid in advance or $40 at the door. (More here.)

Let's get motivated! This workshop is designed to help you find the time and the inspiration to write. No more staring at a blank screen. Come to this workshop and give yourself a kick-start, and then learn how to keep going. This creativity workout will get your words flowing and help you make the breakthrough into the next level of writing.To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca



The Next Step in Creative Writing
12 weeks of creative growth
Thursdays, Sept 20 – Dec 6
(First readings emailed Sept 13)
6:45– 9:00 p.m.
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown (More here.)

This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing. The format will be similar to the "Intensive" courses, but with less reading between classes each week, leaving you with more writing time.  Over the twelve weeks of classes, you’ll be asked to bring in five pieces of your writing for detailed feedback.
Fee: $160.80 13% hst = $193.  Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Note: The Next Step in Creative Writing is also offered Thursday afternoons in Mississauga, and Intensive Creative Writing is offered Wednesday afternoons in Burlington and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga. Those classes are all full, but to get on the waiting list or to reserve a spot in a winter session, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Writing & Revising
Saturday, Sept 15
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives, 9 Wellington St. E.
Brampton, Ontario (More here.)
In this workshop, you'll learn how to rethink, rework and rewrite so that your manuscript will live up to your vision.
Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email 
brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Writing for Children & for Young Adults
Saturday, Sept 22
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(But note, the instructor will be around till 4:30 to look at samples of your work.)

Newmarket Community Centre and Lion's Hall
200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket (More here.)

If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. )
Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email 
brianhenry@sympatico.ca


How to Build Your Story
An editor & an author explain it all
Saturday, Sept 29
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Ave, Mississauga, Ontario (More here.)

This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel. You’ll also get the best tips on writing short stories, where to get them published and how to win contests. 
Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email 
brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Welcome to Creative Writing
Nine weeks of exploring your creative side
Tuesdays, Oct 2 – Nov 27
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (More here.)

This course will open the door to all kinds of creative writing. We’ll visit short story writing and personal writing, children’s writing, memoir writing, and just for fun writing. You’ll get a shot of inspiration every week and an assignment to keep you going till the next class. Best of all, this class will provide a zero-pressure, totally safe environment, where your words will grow and flower.
Fee: $115.04 plus 13% hst = $130. Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


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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