Saturday, November 7, 2009

“Intermediate Creative Writing,” Jan 13 – April 7, Burlington

12 great weeks of creativity, inspiration & growth

Wednesday afternoons, 12:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Jan 13 – April 7
(Note: We begin by email Jan 13, but the first class is Jan 20)
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (Map here.)

This course is for people who are working on their own writing. During, the 12 weeks of the class, you’ll bring in 6 pieces for detailed feedback. All your pieces may be from the same work, such as a novel in progress, or they may be stand alone pieces. They might be 6 different pieces or you might bring in some pieces twice.

Besides critiquing pieces, I'll also be giving short lectures at the start of each class. I’ll focus on teaching how to critique a piece of writing, and I’ll address other topics on request and according to the needs of the group.

In addition to learning how to critique your own work and receiving constructive suggestions about your writing, you’ll discover that the greatest benefits come from seeing how your classmates approach and critique a piece of writing and how they write and re-write.

This is a challenging course, but extremely rewarding.

Instructor Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led writing workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Sudbury. But his proudest boast is that he’s helped many of his students begin their careers as accomplished authors.

Fee: $171.43 (plus 5% gst) = $180

To reserve a spot now, email:

Note: The old, 8-week version of this course was called “Extreme Creative Writing,” but that name seems excessive.

For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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