Saturday, April 3, 2010

“Writing Your Life,” Saturday, June 19, Brampton

Writing memoirs & other true stories
Saturday, June 19
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Four Corners Library
65 Queen Street East, Brampton (Map here.)

Have you ever considered writing your memoirs or family history? This workshop will introduce you to the tricks and conventions of telling true stories and will show you how to use the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. Whether you want to write for your family or for a wider public, don't miss this workshop.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for 25 years. He has helped many of his students get published, including our guest speaker, Ross Pennie.

Dr. Ross Pennie is the author of The Unforgiving Tides, a doctor’s memoir of Papua New Guinea (Manor House Publishing). He has also signed a contract with ECW Press for three medical mystery novels. The first of these, Tainted, came out last April; the next will be out in 2010. Dr. Pennie will speak on how to turn ordinary life into dramatic material and will answer questions about how he wrote his memoir and got it published.

Fee: $39.05 plus gst = $41 paid in advance
or $42.86 plus gst = $45 if you wait to pay at the door

To reserve a spot now, email

For information about Brian Henry's current creative writing courses and writing workshops in Toronto, Etobicoke, Brampton, Georgetown, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Peterborough, Kingston, Ontario, etc. see here

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