Saturday, February 16, 2013

Upcoming creative writing workshops with Brian Henry


How to Build Your Story
Next Saturday, February 23
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Brewery Bay Food Company, Down by the Bay events room
117 Mississauga Street East, Orillia (Map 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. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $42.48 + 13% hst = 
$48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


How to Write a Bestseller
With New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong 
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy St,
Oakville

This workshop will give you the inside scoop on what gives a novel best-selling potential. You’ll learn how to get readers involved in your story, how to raise tension, control your pacing and keep your readers turning the pages. But you won't just hear about some of the best secrets of the trade; you'll learn how to apply them to give your own writing a sharp new edge.

Workshop leader 
Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get published, including guest speaker Kelley Armstrong...

Kelley Armstrong used to program computers and attend Brian Henry workshops. Now she writes international bestsellers. Kelley has hit the New York Time’s bestseller list with both her paranormal thrillers for adults and her urban fantasy for teens. Kelley's principal publishers are Random House Canada, Dutton and HarperTeen in the U.S., and Little Brown, Atom and Sphere in Britain. To date, she's published more than two dozen books, most recently Thirteen, for adults, and The Calling, for teens. She has four more books coming out in 2013.

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $42.48 + 13% hst = 
$48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency
How to Get Published

Offered in two locales:
Saturday, March 16
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Creek Residence, 
481 Reid Street, Peterborough
Fee:  $37 paid in advance or $40 if you wait to pay at the door.
More details here. To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

And
Sunday, March 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lions Club of Kingston, 824 John counter Blvd, Kingston
Fee:  $44 paid in advance or $48 if you wait to pay at the door.
More details here. To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

Special Option: Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you do, 3 copies could be helpful.

At the session in Kingston on Sunday, March 17, our guest speaker will be Carly Watters, of the P.S. Literary Agency. Read more about P.S. Literary here.



How to Write Great Characters
Saturday, March 23
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
London Central Library, 251 Dundas Street,
London

Whatever you're writing – fiction or nonfiction – readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. You’ll learn how to breathe life into the page so that your characters start telling you how the story should go.

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or $42.48 + 13% hst = 
$48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, 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, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


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