Friday, January 8, 2016

Writing & Revising workshop, Saturday, May 28, in Mississauga


Writing and Revising
Saturday, May 28, 2016
10:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga (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 want to refine your story-telling skills and cut the time you will need to spend editing, this workshop is for you. You'll learn how to step back from a manuscript in order to find – and fix – flaws in your plot, structure, characterization and style. You'll learn how to rethink, rework and rewrite so that your manuscript will live up to your vision.

Special option: Participants are invited to bring a piece of their own writing (though you don’t have to!) If you do bring a piece, bring 3 copies of something short (1,000 words absolute maximum, though 750 words works better).

Here’s what a previous attendee has to say about this workshop:

Hi, Brian. I attended your Writing and Revising workshop three or four years ago and found it illuminating. What many aspiring writers do not realize is that writing, especially the first full draft, is the easy part. Fixing it is a quantum leap beyond that. Your workshop might be the single most useful and informative of all that you offer. Thanks in large part to this workshop, I have had two dozen short stories published in the past four years and am in the process of putting together a collection. Without this workshop I would probably still be stumbling in the dark. Thanks again. Michael Joll

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He 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.

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

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

See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Alton, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Ingersoll, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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