Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Great writing workshops and creative writing courses ~ starting soon!

"How to Write Great Characters"
Saturday, August 13
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Community Room in Zehrs
472 Bayfield Street, Barrie (Map here)
Whatever you're writing – fiction or nonfiction – to make readers care about your story, you need to make them care about your people. This workshop shows how it's done.  More here.
To register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca  

"Writing for Children
& for Young Adults ~ the world's hottest market"
Saturday, August 20, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oakville Central Library Auditorium (on middle floor)
120 Navy Street, Oakville. (Map here)
Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love, and find out what you need to know to sell your book, and if you have a manuscript in progress, bring along the first couple of pages. More here.
To register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca 

"How to Get Published"
Saturday, August 27, 2011
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion, 576 Brant Street, Woodstock (Map here.)
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you. We’ll cover everything from writing your opening to getting an agent, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want. If you like, bring the draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book and/or bring the opening couple pages of your manuscript. More here
To register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca  

Weekly Writing Courses
I have five courses starting in September, but only two of them still have room:

"Exploring Creative Writing"
~ Nine weeks of fun and discovery ~
Monday afternoons, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
September 26 – December 5
St Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1541 Oakhill Drive, Oakville. (Map here.)
In this course you'll get a shot of inspiration every week and an assignment to keep you going till the next class. Best of all, this class will provide a zero-pressure, totally safe environment, where your words will flow and flower.
To register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

"Intermediate Creative Writing"
~ 12 weeks of creative growth ~
Classes run Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Sept 27 to Dec 13, with the first set of readings distributed Sept 20.
Unity Church, 3075 Ridegeway Drive, Unit 8, Mississauga (Map here.)
This course is for people who have writing projects they want to work on. (E.g., short stories, memoirs, a novel, or whatever writing you have on the go). More here.
To register, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian Henry's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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