Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Letters & Writer to Writer

Hi, Brian.
I hope things are going well in your writing world. I just wanted to share some exciting news with you.
I'm so thrilled to let you know that my young adult historical novel will be published by Dancing Cat (an imprint of Cormorant Books) in Fall 2012. The story is about a teenage girl caught between the Soviet and Nazi armies in Estonia in 1941. The novel evolved from a story that I wrote in one of your creative writing classes a few years ago. Those classes were a great support and learning experience for me. Thanks so much.
Best regards,
Urve Tamberg
For information about submitting to Dancing Cat Books, see here. For information about upcoming weekly writing classes, see here.

Nancy Kay Clark,
Brian, and all my amazing fellow writers!
You can read my first published story, “Plenty of Fish” on CommuterLit here.
Brian, thanks for all your suggestions, I made a nice plug for your courses in my bio. Hope there is a spot for me in the spring course!
Joanne McAuley
For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

Hi, Brian;
I’ve just finished writing a Young Adult novel and I wanted to thank you for helping me get to this point. The novel took root during on of your workshops in June 2010. It was part of a special option to bring 2 pages of writing for you to review and edit. I banged out a couple of pages based on a vague concept I had. Your positive reaction inspired me to turn the concept into a completed manuscript.

When I see how far I’ve come, from my first attempts at writing to now, I’m struck by how much I’ve matured as a writer. I credit your various workshops and classes for this growth. Now begins the daunting task of querying literary agents. Thank goodness I took your December 3rd workshop on how to get published.

Thank you again for helping me turn a fuzzy idea into The Other Side of Normal.
Marilyn Hunter

The next How to Get Published workshops will be May 12 in Newmarket (details here) and June 9 in Brampton (details here). I'll have a literary agent as a guest at both.

Hi, Brian.
I wanted to let you know that my short story "London's Fog" was published in the One Thousand Trees online magazine. The story is in the February 2012 issue. It's the first short story I've ever had published and I'm quite excited.
Kara Bartley
You can read Kara's story here. For information about submitting to One Thousand Trees, see here.

Dear Brian,
I’d like to let you know that I sent a short story, "My Purse" to Transition Magazine and it has been published in the fall issue. Thank you for Quick Brown Fox. I’m happy to receive it.
Jenny Vasilescu
To read Jenny's story, see here. For information about submitting to Transition, see here.

Writer to Writer

Dundas Town Hall
 The Scribblers Writing Group invites your to share your talent with us. All forms of writing are welcomed, and no criticism takes place. We are warm-hearted folk who enjoy reading excerpts from our works aloud, and we encourage members to express themselves via short stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, etc.

If you are looking for a sociable hobby or enjoy meeting friendly local people to share experiences and laughter, you cannot do better than to join the Scribblers. No restrictions as to age, sex, nationality, or entities from other planets. Come, let us give you a hearty welcome! No fees required.

Meetings take place on alternate Thursdays at 1 p.m.
in Dundas Town Hall, Main Street, Dundas, Ontario
Next meeting: Thursday, February 23
For detailed information, please contact Yvonne Garry at:  

Hi, Brian.
I wanted to let you know that I have opened a new art studio in downtown Burlington at 2054 James Street. Classes are starting with a kids' March Break Camp from March 12th -16th and Spring Classes for kids, teens and adults are to follow. Looking forward to creating and showcasing lots of artwork!
The Studio is called The Art of Learning and you can check out the website here.
Talk to you soon,
Giulia Morosin

Hello, Brian.
I have written a series of five books directed towards children ages 0-5 years old, each about 20 pages (heavy on illustrations and little words). The illustrations are almost complete. I am looking for an editor and book manager to help me finish the book and self-publish. I have no idea how much this would cost to pay someone, nor do I know of anyone. If anyone can help me out, please get in touch.
Thank you,
Kristine Laing

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

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