Sunday, June 28, 2020

This July, join me for the first in-person writing workshops since the beginning of March ....

Raising the Stakes
How to increase your story's tension 
Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Anglican Church, 5324 Bromley Rd, Burlington, Ontario (Map here)
Ever stayed up all night reading a book? In this workshop, you’ll learn you how to build that kind of tension.  And we'll help you put into practice the techniques professionals use – on every page and in every kind of story – to create drama and raise the tension in each scene they write.
Note: To allow physical distancing, we will of necessity be a small group and enjoy ample opportunity for interaction. Participants are asked to wear a mask, and I'll bring the hand sanitizer.
Fee: $40.71+ hst = $46 paid in advance 
or $44.25 + hst = $50 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email:

Come join me this July in a lovely beach town on Lake Huron for a pair of writing workshops:
How to Build Your Story
Plotting novels and Writing short stories
Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Southampton Arts Centre, 3 – 201 High Street, Southampton, Ontario (Map here)
This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel and will give you the best tips on writing short stories. We’ll also look at where to get your stories published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.
Fee: $50
Register through Southampton Arts here.

How to Write Great Characters
Sunday, July 26, 2020
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Southampton Arts Centre, 3 – 201 High Street  Southampton, 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.
Fee: $50
Register through Southampton Arts here.

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. 
See reviews of Brian's classes and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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