Monday, March 27, 2017

Writing for Children & for Young Adults: Saturday workshops in 4 locales, plus a weekly class

The Rising, a YA novel by Kelley Armstrong,
a New York Times #1 bestselling author
and one of Brian’s students
Writing for Children & for Young Adults ~ the world’s hottest market
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Raindance Centre for Film, Media and the Arts, 716 Pelissier St, Windsor, Ontario (Map here.)

This workshop is also offered Saturday, May 1, in Caledon at the Bolton Library, with Yasmin Ucar, senior editor, Kids Can Press and author Jennifer Mook-Sang (see here), Saturday, May 27, in St. Catharines, with Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books (see here), and Saturday, July 29, in Collingwood, with  Monica Pacheco, literary agent with the McDermid Agency (see here).

Writing Kid Lit – Picture Books to YA weekly class is offered Monday afternoons, April 10 – June 19, in Mississauga, with two guest speakers: authors Sylvia McNicoll and Kira Vermond (see here).

If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book.

Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel (or 1,000 words if that will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot!

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing). But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published. 

Fee: 43.36 + 13% hst = 49 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email:

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

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