Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Great weekly creative writing courses and Saturday workshops starting soon


How to Write Great Dialogue
The writer’s most important tool

Saturday, January 12, 2013
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Avenue, Mississauga
(More here.)

Accessible to beginners and meaty enough for experienced writers, this workshop will show you how to use dialogue to make your stories more dynamic and dramatic. 

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


Writing your memoirs & other true stories
Saturday, January 19
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
St. Catharines Central Library, 54 Church St, St. Catharines (More 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 an eight-week course, Tuesday afternoons, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m., Jan 29 to March 26 in Burlington. Details here.

Welcome to Creative Writing
8 weeks of exploring your creative side 
January 21 – March 18, 2013 
Offered in two locations:
Monday mornings, 9:40 – 11:40 a.m.
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, in Georgetown (More here.)
And
Monday afternoons, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives,
9 Wellington St. E., Brampton (More here.)

This course will open the door to all kinds of creative writing. We’ll visit short story writing, children’s writing, just for fun writing – and all sorts of other kinds of 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
To register for the Monday morning class in Georgetown, email
 brianhenry@sympatico.ca
To register for the Monday afternoon class at PAMA in Brampton, go here.

The Next Step in Creative Writing
8 weeks of creative growth
Thursday evenings, 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Jan 24 to March 14
First readings emailed Jan 17
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown
(More here.)

This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing. Over the eight weeks of classes, you’ll be asked to bring in three 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.

Fee: $132.74 13% hst = $150
Note: These courses fill up, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Writing your memoirs & other true stories
Saturday, January 26
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
World’s Biggest Bookstore, 20 Edward St, Toronto (More 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.

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

“Writing Your Life”
~ An eight-week writing adventure ~ 
Tuesday afternoons, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Jan 29 – March 26
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (More here,)

If you’ve ever considered writing your memoirs, your family history or just getting your thoughts down on paper, this weekly course will get you going. We’ll introduce you to the tricks and conventions of telling true stories and show you how to use the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. Weekly writing exercises and friendly feedback from the instructor will help you move forward on this writing adventure. Whether you want to write for your family or for a wider public, don't miss this course.


Fee: $115.04 plus 13% hst = $130. 
To reserve your spot now, email 
brianhenry@sympatico.ca
Note: Brian's writing classes tend to fill up, to avoid disappointment, register early.

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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