Friday, June 27, 2014

Intensive Creative Writing weekly course, Wed afternoons, Sept 17 – Dec 10, in Burlington

Intensive Creative Writing
An adventure in creative growth
Fall session

Wednesday afternoons, Sept 17 – Dec 10, 2014
12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
First set of readings emailed Sept 10
Appleby United Church
4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

Note: A similar course, "The Next Step in Creative Writing," is offered Wednesday evenings in Burlington (see here) Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (see here) and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here). “Welcome to Creative Writing” is offered Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here) and “Writing Your Life & Other True Stories” is offered Tuesday afternoons in Burlington.  
For more information or to register, email

Intensive Creative Writing isn't for beginners; it's for people who have been writing for a while or who have done a course or two before 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.

Besides critiquing pieces, the instructor will give short lectures at the start of class addressing the needs of the group, and 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.

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.

Fee: 184.96 + 13% hst = 209.  Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
Note: These courses fill up, so enroll early to avoid disappointment. 
To reserve a spot now, email:

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, 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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