Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Intensive Creative Writing course, Wed evenings, Jan 23 – March 13, in Mississauga

“Intensive Creative Writing”
 Eight weeks of creative growth
Wednesday evenings, Jan 23 to March 13
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
First set of readings emailed Jan 16
Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive, Mississauga, Ontario (Map here.)

This course is for people who are working on their own writing. Over the eight classes, you’ll be asked to bring in 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.

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: $132.74 plus 13% hst = $150
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, 6:45 to 9:00 p.m. in Georgetown (see here). To register, email 

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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