Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Creative writing classes for beginners & for more experienced writers

Writing your life & other true stories
An eight-week adventure in writing
Tuesday afternoons, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Jan 21 – March 11, 2014
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 reveal the tricks and conventions of telling true stories. 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: $130
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Welcome to Creative Writing
Eight weeks of exploring your creative side
Tuesday evenings, Jan 21 – March 11, 2014
7 – 9 p.m.
Appleby United Church
4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (More 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: $130
To reserve your spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca 



The Next Step in Creative Writing
Offered in three locale:

12 Tuesday mornings, 9:45 – 12 noon
Jan 21 – April 8, 1st readings emailed Jan 14
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (More here.)
Fee: $205

8 Thursday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Jan 23 – March 13, 1st readings emailed Jan 16
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga (More here)
Fee: $150

8 Thursday evenings, 6:45– 9:00 p.m.
Jan 23 – March 13, 1st readings emailed Jan 16
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown (More here)

This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing.  The format will be similar to the "Intensive" courses, but with less reading between classes each week, leaving you with more writing time. Over the twelve weeks of classes, you’ll be asked to bring in five pieces of your writing for detailed feedback or during an eight-week class, you’ll bring in three pieces. 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. Besides critiquing pieces, the instructor will give short lectures at the start of each class, addressing the needs of the group.

To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Intensive Creative Writing
An adventure in creative growth 
Wednesdays, Jan 22 – March 12, 2014
First set or readings emailed Jan 15

Offered in two locales:
Wednesday afternoons, 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (More here.)
And
Wednesday evenings, 6:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive, Mississauga (More here.)

This course is for slightly more experienced writers, who have perhaps already done a course or two and are working on their own writing. Over the eight classes, you’ll be asked to bring in four 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 or personal essays. You bring whatever you want to work on. Besides critiquing pieces, the instructor will give short lectures at the start of class, addressing the needs of the group.

Fee: $150.
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca


See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Newmarket, Stouffville, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Sudbury, Thessalon, Algoma, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond. 

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