Friday, September 6, 2013

Great creative writing courses – starting soon

Welcome to Creative Writing
Nine weeks of exploring your creative side
Tuesday afternoons, Sept 24 – Nov 19
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)
This is your chance to take up writing in a warm, supportive environment. This course will open the door to all kinds of creative writing. We’ll visit short story writing, children’s writing, and just for fun 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 setting, where your words will grow and flower.
Fee: $115.04 plus 13% hst = $130
To reserve your spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Writing Your Life & Other True Stories
An eight-week adventure in writing
Tuesday evenings, Sept 24 – Nov 12– 9 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (Map 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. 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, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

The Next Step in Creative Writing
12 weeks of creative growth
Offered in two locales:
Thursday afternoons, Sept 19 – Dec 12, 2013 (No class on Oct 31, Halloween)
12:30 – 2:45 p.m.
First readings emailed Sept 12
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga(Don’t look for a steeple. Unity Church is a unit in a business mall and looks nothing like a church. Map here.)
And
Thursday evenings, Sept 26 – Dec 19, 2013 (No class on Oct 31, Halloween)6:45 – 9:00 p.m.First readings emailed Sept 19
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown
Iin the village of Glen Williams. (Once you go around the bend on Main St, it’s the second church on your right – Map 
here.)
This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing.  Over the twelve weeks of classes, you’ll be asked to bring in five 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, such as short stories. 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.
Fee: $181.42 + 13% hst = $205.  Payment in advance by mail or Interac.
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Intensive Creative Writing
An adventure in creative growth
Offered in two locales:
Wednesday afternoons, Sept 18 – Dec 4
12:15 to 2:45
First set or readings emailed Sept 11
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (Map here.)
And
Wednesday evenings, Sept 18 – Dec 4
6:45 to 9:00 p.m.
First set or readings emailed Sept 11
Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive, Mississauga (Map here.)
This course is for people who have some experience as writers and are working on their own projects. Over the twelve classes, you’ll be asked to bring in six 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. 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.
Fee: $181.42 + 13% hst = $205.  Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
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, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

4 comments:

  1. Brian when are you going to offer these creative writing classes to Kingston?

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    1. Cynthia,
      I think Cynthia is a bit far for me to go to deliver a weekly course. But I'll keep coming to lead Saturday workshops. The next one will be Nov 16:
      http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.ca/2013/07/how-to-make-your-writing-dramatic_24.html

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  2. could you offer some courses online?
    Closest to me you come to is Sudbury and still a 3 hour drive from here.
    Us in the north have lots of stories to tell too!

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  3. I'm afraid I don't have time to develop an on-line course. Besides, I like the personal interaction.

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