Workshop & Course Schedule

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2018
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 and Author readings
London: How to Make Yourself Write – A Creativity Workout, Saturday, June 9. Details here.
Toronto: Author Reading at The Wallace Gastropub, Sunday, June 10. Details here.
Burlington: Author Reading at the Barra Fion restaurant, Sunday, June 24. Details here.
Mississauga: Writing Your Life & Other True Stories, with author Ross Pennie, Saturday,
  June 23. Details here.

July ~ Weekly writing classes, Introductory to Intensive
Burlington: Exploring Creative Writing, a no-pressure, introductory class, Wednesday
  afternoons, July 4 – Aug 22. Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, July 3 – Aug 21, first readings
  emailed June 26, Details 
here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, July 4 – Aug 22, first readings
  emailed June 27, Details
here.
See details of all three courses offered this summer here.

July ~ Writing workshops and the Windsor Writing Conference
Windsor: Writing Point of View and Writing Query Letters that Get a Yes, Saturday, July 7, as
  part of the Windsor International Writers Conference, July 6 – July 8. Details here.
Caledon: How to Write Great Dialogue, Saturday, July 14, at the Bolton Library. Details here.
Guelph: How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, July 21. Details here.

August
Collingwood: How to Get Published with literary agent Paige Sisley, Saturday, Aug 18. Details here.

September
Toronto: Writing Conflict: Fight scenes, Dialogue scenes, and Love scenes, Saturday, Sept 15.
  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:
Oakville: Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Sept 27 – Nov 29. Details here.
Toronto: Writing Kid Lit, Friday afternoons, Oct 5 – Nov 30. Details here.
Burlington: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, Oct 4 – Nov 29. Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Sept 25 – Nov 27, first readings
  emailed Sept 18. Details here.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings Sept 26 – Dec 5, first readings
  emailed Sept 19. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings Sept 28 – Nov 30, first readings
  emailed Sept 21. Details here.

 October
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. 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!