Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Great weekly creative writing courses ~ starting soon!

“Welcome to Creative Writing”
~ 9 weeks of exploring your creative side ~
Tuesday mornings, Sept 23 – Nov 18, 2014 
9:45 – 11:45 a.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 and children’s writing, writing in first person and in third person, and writing just for fun. 
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.
Check out two reviews of the "Welcome to Creative Writing" class here.
Fee: 140.71 plus 13% hst = 159
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Writing your life and other personal stories
9  weeks of exploring your creative side
Tuesday afternoons, Sept 23 – Nov 18, 2014 
12:45 – 2:45 9.m.
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (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: 140.71 plus 13% hst = 159
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

The Next Step in Creative Writing
(Intermediate level course)
12 weeks of creative growth
Offered in three locales:
Wednesday evenings, Sept 17 – Dec 10
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
First readings emailed Sept 10
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)
or Thursday afternoons, Sept 18 – Dec 11, 2014
12:30 – 2:45 p.m.
First readings emailed Sept 11
Unity Church Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga,Ontario (Map here.)
or Thursday evenings, Sept 18 – Dec 11
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
First readings emailed Sept 11
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown, Ontario (In the village of Glen Williams. Map 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. 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 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.
Check out two reviews of the Next Step course here.


Fee: 184.96 + 13% hst = 209. 
To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca 

Intensive Creative Writing
12 weeks towards mastering your craft 
Wednesday afternoons, Sept 17 – Dec 10
12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
First set of readings emailed Sept 10
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave,Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)
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 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.
Fee: 184.96 + 13% hst = 209.  Payment in advance by mail or Interac.
To reserve a spot now, 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, 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.


1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth: "The Gift" is simply beautiful. thank you, MD.

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