Monday, June 20, 2011

"Writing for children and for young adults," Saturday, October 1, Gravenhurst, in the Muskokas

The Blank Page Writers' Group presents...
Writing for Children & for Young Adults ~ the world's hottest market
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Community Room in Your Independent Grocers,
290 First Street N., Gravenhurst, in Muskoka (Map here.)

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.

Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel. (Or if 1,000 words will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter, bring that.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot!

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He is also the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc).

"Brian’s the real deal. He isn't just an inspiring teacher – he's plugged into the publishing world! He got me an agent who sold my first novel, Bitten, to publishers around the world. Last May, my young adult novel, The Awakening, hit number 1 on the New York Times bestsellers' list. And Random House Canada, Bantam U.S. and Little Brown in Britain have contracted my next seven books. So it looks like I’ll be writing for a while."
~ Kelley Armstrong, Aylmer, Ontario, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Awakening, The Reckoning, The Gathering, and other supernatural thrillers for teens and adults.

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 a spot now, email:

Photos: Two books by Brian's students – The Awakening, a young adult novel by Kelley Armstrong, and Broken Trail, historical fiction for young adults by Jean Rae Baxter.

See Brian Henry's current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Gravenhurst in Muskoka, Peterborough, Kingston, London, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brian..... I would like to attend the workshop "Writing for Children and for Young Adults", Saturday October 1st at Gravenhurst, Ontario. I will be driving with Pauline Johnson from Haliburton.


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