Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Write Great Characters workshop, Saturday, March 28, in Brampton

How to Write Great Characters     
An author & an editor give you all the best tips
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cyril Clark Branch, Brampton Library
20 Loafer’s Lake Lane, Brampton, Ontario (Map here)

Whatever you're writing ~ fiction or nonfiction ~ readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. You’ll learn how to breathe life into the page so that your characters start telling you how the story should go.

For his segment of the workshop, Andrew will speak on “From Fact to Fiction: Writing What You Know” and will discuss how he worked his experiences growing up in Toronto’s Polish Community into award-winning short fiction.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Andrew J. Borkowski is the author of the critically acclaimed debut short story collection, Copernicus Avenue. Published by Cormorant Books, Copernicus Avenue won the Toronto Book Award and was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction. 
His work has been published in Grain, The New Quarterly, and in Storyteller magazine. His short story “Twelve Versions of Lech” was a selection for the Writer’s Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize.
You can read more about Andrew at his website here.

Fee: 40.71+ 13% hst = 46 paid in advance
or 43.36 + 13% hst = 
49 if you wait to pay at the door

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, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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