Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Great creative writing courses offered this summer

The Next Step in Creative Writing
 ~ Time to take a step up!
 Wednesday evenings, 6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
July 2 – August 19, 2014 
First readings emailed June 25
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

The Next Step in Creative Writing 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 or 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. 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:
  140.71 plus 13% hst = 159 Advance payment only, by mail or Interac
Note: These courses fill up, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.

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


Intensive Creative Writing
~ An adventure in creative growth ~
Wednesday afternoons, 12:15 – 2:45 p.m.
July 2 – August 19, 2014 
First readings emailed June 25
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

Intensive Creative Writing is for people who have done a course or two before 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. 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:
  140.71 plus 13% hst = 159 Advance payment only, by mail or Interac
Note: These courses fill up, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.

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


Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories
~ A six-week adventure in writing ~
 Tuesday afternoons, 1 – 3 p.m.
July 8 – Aug 12, 2014
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
(Don’t look for a steeple. Unity Church is a unit in a business mall and looks nothing like a church. 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. We'll reveal the tricks and conventions of telling true stories, and we’ll 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: 105.31 + 13% hst = 119
Number of attendees strictly limited.

To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Instructor Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led writing workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he's helped many of his students get published.

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

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