Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Upcoming Writing Workshops


Monica Pacheco of
Anne McDermid & Associates
The East End Writers' Group presents…
How to get published
An editor & a literary agent reveal all
Sat, Oct 13, 2012
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
World’s Biggest Bookstore, 20 Edward Street, Toronto. Details here.

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. 

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. Guest speaker Monica Pacheco is a literary agent with Anne McDermid & Associates. 

Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Writing your memoirs & other true stories
Sat, Oct 20
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville. Details here.

If you’ve ever considered writing your memoirs or your family history, this workshop is for you. Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years.  But his proudest boast is that he’s helped many of his students get published, including 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 published two mystery novels with ECW     Press and has a third on the way. Ross 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. 

Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email
 brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Newsflash: Writing your memoirs & other true stories will also be offered as a six-week course, Monday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct 22 to Nov 22 in Brampton. Details here.


Secrets of Writing a Page-turner
With New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong
Sat, Oct 27
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
London Central Library, 251 Dundas St, London. Details here.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the techniques professionals use – on every page and in every kind of story – to create drama and tension. Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor, writer and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years.  But his proudest boast is that he’s helped many of his students get published, including guest speaker Kelley Armstrong. 

Kelley Armstrong is a New York Times #1 bestselling author. Her principal publishers are Random House Canada, Bantam U.S., and Warner in Britain. To date, she's published more than two dozen books, most recently Thirteen, a supernatural thriller for adults, and The Calling, for teens.

Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email
 brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Writing for Children and for Young Adults
Sat, Nov 3
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Harrop Restaurant, 345 Steeles Avenue East, Milton (Details here.)

Whether 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. Special option: Bring the first 500 – 750 words of your children’s work and get it critiqued.

Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
Buffet lunch available for $12.
This is a small space; registration will be on a first paid, first served basis.
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, 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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