Workshop & Course Schedule

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April ~ Weekly writing classes
Mississauga: “Writing Personal Stories,” Wednesday mornings, May 4 - June 22.
 Details here.
For further information about any of the spring courses, or to reserve a spot, 

April ~ Workshops
Guelph: “Writing for Children and for Young Adults,” with guest speaker Yasemin U├žar,
 senior editor at Kids Can Press, Saturday, April 30. Details here
Windsor: Windsor International Writers’ Conference, May 5 – 8, 2016. Brian’s sessions: “Writing
Query Letters that get a Yes,”
 Saturday, May 7, and “Query Letter Clinic,” one-on-one sessions 
to help you craft a successful query letter, May 7 & 8 . Conference details here. Details of Brian’s 
sessions here.

Toronto: “How to Write Great Characters,” Saturday, May 14. Details here.
Mississauga: Revising & Editing for Writers, Saturday, May 28. Details here
Ottawa: “Writing for Children and for Young Adults,” Sunday, May 29. Details here. 
Georgetown: “How to Write Great Characters,” Sunday, June. Details here.
Algonquin Park: “Two-day Writing Retreat,” at Arowhon Pines resort, June 10 - 12.
Numbers limited! Details here.

Toronto: “From the Horse’s Mouth: Strategies for Getting Published,” with literary agent Barbara Berson, publisher & editor in chief of Guernica Editions Michael Mirolla, and editor, Penguin Random House Canada, Bhavna Chauhan, Saturday, June 18, Ryerson University. Details here.

July ~ Weekly writing classes
Burlington: "Welcome to Creative Writing," Tuesday afternoons, July 5 – Aug 23
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, July 6  Aug 24 
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, July 6  Aug 24
Details of all three classes here.
For further information about any of the spring courses, or to reserve a spot, email:
Burlington: “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner,” Saturday, July 11. Details here.
Midland: “How to Build Great Characters ~ Plotting novels and Writing
short stories,”
 Saturday, July 16. Details here
Kitchener: “Writing and Revising,” Saturday, July 23. Details here

Oakville: "How to Make Your Stories Dramatic," Saturday, August 20. Details here.

September – Workshops and Writing Retreats
Algonquin Park: “Fall Colours Writing Retreat” at ArowhonPines Resort, Friday,
Sept 16 – Monday, Sept 18. Details to come. To hold your spot, email
Kitchener: “Query Letters That Get a Yes,” Monday, Sept 19, with the Canadian Authors Association. Details to come.

Brian's schedule  has something for everyone; from beginner to advanced writers, and everyone in between. 
The "Welcome to Creative Writing" and "Writing Your Life" courses are a great place to start. If you have
your own writing project in progress, such as short stories, memoirs, or a novel, you'll benefit from a "Next Step
in Creative Writing" course. More experienced writers will want an "Intensive Creative Writing" course to
work on their writing projects and hone their skills. 

One-day workshops that address things such as How to Build Your Story  and How to Get Published are offered on Saturdays or Sundays. A great way to spend a day with people who share a passion for words.

See you at a course or workshop soon!