Friday, September 26, 2014

The Next Step in Creative Writing course, Jan 21 – March 25, 2015, in Burlington

The Next Step in Creative Writing
10 weeks of creative growth
Winter session

Wednesday evenings, Jan 21 – March 25, 2015
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
First readings emailed Jan 14
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

Note: This winter, "The Next Step in Creative Writing" will also be offered Thursday afternoons in Mississauga and Thursday evenings in Georgetown. A similar course, "Intensive Creative Writing," is offered Wednesday afternoons in Burlington. “Welcome to Creative Writing” will be offered Tuesday afternoons in Burlington, and “Writing Your Life & Other True Stories” is tentatively planned for Tuesday mornings in Oakville.  
For more information or to register, email

The Next Step in Creative Writing 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 ten weeks of 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.

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.

Check out two reviews of the Next Step course here.

Fee: 176.11 + 13% hst = 199.  Payment in advance by mail or Interac.
Note: Enrollment is strictly limited, and 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, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, 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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