Sunday, April 7, 2013

Three great writing workshops coming soon...



The Calling, New York Times
#1 bestselling teen fiction
by Kelley Armstrong,
one of Brian's students
"Writing for Children & for Young Adults,
the world's hottest market"
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph, Ontario. (More 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. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love, and find out what you need to know to sell your book.

Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple of pages of your children’s book or young adult novel to get critiqued on the spot.

Workshop leader 
Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He is also the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc).

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


A Twist of Malice, a critically acclaimed
short story collection by guest speaker,
Jean Rae Baxter
“How to find and create great characters”
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10 a.m. –  4 p.m.
Cawthra Park United Church
1465 Leda Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario 
Parking off Garnet Ave.  More here.

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.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor 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 Jean Rae Baxter…

Jean Rae Baxter is the author of six books: two short story collections, three young adult historical novels, and a literary murder mystery, Looking for Cardenio (Seraphim). Jean's books and short stories have won her many awards and critical recognition.

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


Guest speaker Olga Filini
"How to Get Published"
An editor & an agent tell all 
Saturday, May 4, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Grace United Church, 350 Grove Street East, Barrie (More 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. Bring your questions. Come and get ready to be published!

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 their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Guest speaker Olga Filina is an associate agent at The Rights Factory. While Olga will read anything that may set her book clubs on fire, she gravitates towards commercial and historical fiction, great genre fiction in the area of romance and mystery, nonfiction in the field of business, wellness, lifestyle and memoir and young adult and middle grade novels with memorable characters.

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.

Fee: 
$38.94 plus hst = $44 paid in advance 
or $42.48 plus hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, 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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