Friday, March 11, 2011

"Writing Your Life" workshop, Sat, May 28, Kitchener, Ontario

"Writing Memoirs & Other True Stories”
Saturday, May 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Forest Heights Library
251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener (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, Tampered, will be launched May 5. 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.

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 creative writing courses and writing workshops in Toronto, the GTA, Ontario and beyond, see here.

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