Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Great weekly creative writing courses and Saturday workshops coming soon

How to Make Yourself Write
A creativity workout
Offered in four locations:

Saturday, July 14
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
World’s Biggest Bookstore, 20 Edward St,
Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door. (More here.)

Saturday, July 21
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Harrop Restaurant, 345 Steeles Avenue East,
Fee: $47 paid in advance or $50 at the door. This is a special small venue. (More here.)

Saturday, Aug 25
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Lions Club, 935 Sydenham Road, Kingston
Fee: $37 paid in advance or $40 at the door. (More here.)

Sunday, Aug 26
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Creek , 481 Reid Street, Peterborough 
Fee: $37 paid in advance or $40 at the door. (More here.)

Let's get motivated! This workshop is designed to help you find the time and the inspiration to write. No more staring at a blank screen. Come to this workshop and give yourself a kick-start, and then learn how to keep going. This creativity workout will get your words flowing and help you make the breakthrough into the next level of writing.
To register, email

“You can write great dialogue”
Saturday, July 28
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Community Room in Zehrs,
 472 Bayfield Street, Barrie (More here.)

For anyone writing stories, dialogue is the single most important tool. Accessible to beginners and meaty enough for experienced writers, this workshop will show you how to use dialogue to make your stories more dynamic and dramatic. 
Fee: $44 paid in advance or $48 at the door.
To register, email

Upcoming weekly creative writing courses:
(Best to sign up early, because these courses tend to fill up)

The Next Step in Creative Writing
12 weeks of creative growth
 Offered in two locations:

Thursday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45
Sept 20 – Dec 6
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridegeway Drive, Mississauga (More here.)
Thursday evenings, 6:45– 9:00 p.m.
Sept 20 – Dec 6
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown (More here.)

This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing.  The format will be similar to the  "Intensive" courses, but more easy-going. Over the twelve weeks of classes, you’ll be asked to bring in five pieces of your writing for detailed feedback. All your pieces may be from the same work, such as a novel in progress, or they may be stand alone pieces. You bring whatever you want to work on. 
Fee: $160.80 13% hst = $193.  Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
To register, email

Welcome to Creative Writing
Nine weeks of exploring your creative side 
Tuesday afternoons, 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
October 2 – November 27
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (More here.)

This course will open the door to all kinds of creative writing. We’ll visit short story writing and personal writing, children’s writing, memoir writing, and just for fun writing. 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 grow and flower.
Fee: $115.04 plus 13% hst = $130. Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
To register, email

See Brian Henry's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, 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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