Monday, February 7, 2011

"Writing Your Life," Saturday, May 14, 2011, Gravenhurst in Muskoka

“Writing Memoirs & Other True Stories”
Saturday, May 14
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Community Room in Your Independent Grocers,
290 First Street N., Gravenhurst, in Muskoka (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 more than 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 and won Arts Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction.  Ross's next novel will be out this spring. At the workshop, Ross 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.
Visit Ross's website here.

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance
or $42.48 + 13% hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve your spot, email  

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

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