Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Writing Romance and Writing for Children in Charlottetown, PEI

The Island Writers’ Association presents two workshops with Brian Henry…

“How to Write and Sell a Romance Novel”
Sunday, June 27
2:45 - 9:00 pm (with a break for dinner)

Get the inside story. Whether you want to write chick lit (like Bridget Jones’s Diary) a traditional Harlequin-style romance, or woman’s erotica, this workshop will show you how. Learn the "secret formulas" and how to brainstorm a story line. Find out how much money authors earn and where the best opportunities are to get published now.

Fee: $45 in advance or $50 if you wait to pay at the door

“Writing for Children and Young Adults”
Monday, June 28
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Whether you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love, and find out what you need to know to sell your book. If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started!

Fee: $30 in advance or $35 if you wait to pay at the door.

Both workshops take place at the Stratford Town Hall, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford - just across the bridge from Charlottetown.  Map here.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years, including seven years with Harlequin, the world’s largest romance publisher. He is also the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc).He teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and George Brown College, including a credit course in writing romance novels.  He has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Sudbury, but his proudest boast is that he's helped many of his students publish their first books and launch their careers as authors.

To register, please make your cheque out to Island Writers Association and mail it to:
Island Writers’ Association
c/o Debbie Gamble
1320 Pownal Rd.
R.R. #1, (Alexandra)
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7J6

To reserve a spot now, email

Photos: Books by Brian's students - Demon's Hunger a supernatural romance by Eve Silver and The Awakening, a New York Times #1 bestselling novel for teens by Kelley Armstrong.

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

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