Workshop & Course Schedule

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Burlington: Author Reading, Sunday, Sept 16, at the Barra Fion Restaurant. Details here.
Oakville: Writing for Children and for Young Adults mini-conference, with Yasmine Ucar,
  senior editor Kids Can Press, children's author Kira Vermond, and YA author Tanaz Bhathena,
  Saturday, Sept 22. Details here.

St. Catharines: Writing and Revising, Saturday, Sept 29. Details here.

Fall ~ Weekly Writing Courses ~ Introductory to Intensive (Details of all 6 courses here):
Oakville: Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Sept 27 – Nov 29. Details here.
Toronto: Writing Kid Lit, Friday afternoons, Oct 5 – Dec 6 (No class Nov 2). Details here.
Burlington: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, Oct 4 – Nov 29. Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Sept 25 – Dec 4; first readings
  emailed Sept 18. Details here.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings Sept 26 – Dec 5 (no class Oct 31);
  first readings emailed Sept 19. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings Sept 28 – Dec 6 (no class Nov 2); first
  readings emailed Sept 21. Details here.
                            See details of all 6 courses here.

Sudbury: Writing for Children and for Young Adults, Saturday, Oct 13. Details here.
Waterloo: How to Build Your Story: Plotting novels and Writing short stories, with guest
  Hannah Mary McKinnon, Saturday, Oct 20. Details here.
Burlington: How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times #1 bestselling author
  Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, Oct 27. Details here.

November ~ Saturday workshops, free meet-ups, and a weekend retreat 
Jackson’s Point: November at the Briars Writing Retreat, Friday, Nov 2 – Sunday, Nov 4.
  Details here.
Burlington: Free Meet-ups for Writers, Tuesday afternoons, Nov 6, 13, 20, & 27. Details here.
Mississauga: How to Get Published with literary agent Stephanie Sinclair, Saturday, Nov 17.
  Details here.
Alliston: How to Build Your Story: Plotting novels & Writing short stories, Saturday, Nov 24.
  Details here.

London: Secrets of Writing a Page-Turner, Saturday, December 1. Details here.
Guelph: Secrets of Writing a Page-turner, Saturday, Dec 8. Details here.

January ~ Workshops
Oakville: How to Build Your Story, with Hannah Mary McKinnon, Saturday, Jan 19. See here.
Caledon: Writing and Revising, Saturday, Jan 26, at the Bolton Library. Details to come.


Burlington: “You can write great dialogue,” Saturday, March 30. Details to come.



Writing Retreat
Algonquin Park: Late Spring Retreat at Arowhon Pines resort, Friday, May 31 –
    Monday, June 2. Details here.


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!