Workshop & Course Schedule

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January ~ Saturday workshops
Cambridge: Critiquing Seminar for the Cambridge Writers Collective, Sunday, Jan 21.
  Details here.
Mississauga: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Jan 27. Details here.

January ~ Introductory to intensive creative writing courses (Details of all courses here):
Oakville:  “Exploring Creative Writing,” Thursday mornings, Jan 25 – March 29. Details here.
Toronto: “Exploring Creative Writing,” Friday afternoons, Feb 2 – March 29. Details here.
Burlington: “Writing Personal Stories,” Thursday afternoons, Jan 25 – March 15. Details here.
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, Jan 16 – March 20;
 1st readings emailed Jan 9. Details here.
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Thursday evenings, Jan 18 – March 22;
  1st readings emailed Jan 11. Details here.
Toronto: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Friday mornings, Jan 19 – March 23;
  1st readings emailed Jan 12. Details here.
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons,  Jan 31 – March 21;    1st readings emailed Jan 24. Details here
           Details of all seven courses offered in the new year here.  

Guelph: Writing & Revising, Saturday, Feb 10. Details here.
Windsor: “You can write great dialogue!” Sunday, Feb 11. Details here.
Oakville: How to Get Published, with literary agent Martha Webb, Saturday, Feb 24.
  Details here.

St. Catharines: How to Get Published, with HarperCollins editor Michelle Meade and author
  Hannah Mary McKinnon, Saturday, March 3. Details here. 
Toronto: Writing Your Life & Other True Stories, with author Ross Pennie, Saturday,
  March 10. Details here

Caledon: How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times #1 bestselling author
 Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, March 24, at the Bolton Library. Details here.

April ~ Saturday & Sunday workshops and a mini-conference
Midland: Writing Conflict: Fight scenes, Dialogue scenes, and Love scenes,
  Saturday, April 7, Details here.
Sudbury: Secrets of Writing a Page-Turner, Sunday, April 8. Details here.
Waterloo: Writing for Children & for Young Adults, a mini-conference with literary
  agent Barbara Berson, Simon & Schuster editor Patricia Ocampo, and Young Adult author
  Tanaz Bhathena, Saturday, April 21. See here.

April ~ Introductory to Intensive weekly creative writing classes
Burlington: Welcome to Creative Writing, Wednesday, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m., April 18 – June 13 
Toronto: Writing Personal Stories, Friday afternoons, 1:30 – 3:30, April 13 – June 8. Details here.
Burlington: Writing Kid Lit, Picture Books to Young Adult, Thursdays 7 – 9 p.m., April 12 –
  June 14. Details here.
Oakville: Next Step in Creative Writing, Thursdays 12:30 - 2:45 p.m., April 12- June 14, at
  Woodside Library
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesdays 12:15 – 2:45 p.m., April 10 – June 11
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. April 12 – June 14
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings 10:15 – 12: 45, April 6 – June 15
     To register or for more details, email:

Burlington: Writing Your Life & Other True Stories, with author Ross Pennie, Saturday,
  May 5. Details here.
Oakville: Writing and Revising, Saturday, May 26. Details here.

June  ~ Writing retreat
June in Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, at Arowhon Pines
  Resort in 
Algonquin Park. Details here.

June ~ Writing workshops
London: How to Make Yourself Write – A Creativity Workout, Saturday, June 9. 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!