Thursday, June 13, 2013

Next Step in Creative Writing, Thurs evenings, Sept 26 – Dec 19, Georgetown

The Georgetown Wordsmiths present...
The Next Step in Creative Writing
12 weeks of creative growth
Thursday evenings, 6:45– 9:00 p.m.
Sept 26 – Dec 19, 2013 (No class on Oct 31, Halloween)
First readings emailed Sept 19
St. Alban's Church, 537 Main Street, Georgetown, Ontario, in the village of Glen Williams. (Once you go around the bend on Main St, it’s the second church on your right – Map here.)

Note: You can also take this class Thursday afternoons in Mississauga, and a similar course, Intensive Creative Writing, is offered Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here). For details or to register, email

This course will challenge you to take a step up in your writing.  The format will be similar to the "Intensive" courses, but with less reading between classes each week, leaving you with more writing time. 

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.

Besides critiquing pieces, the instructor will give short lectures at the start of each class, addressing the needs of the group.

In addition to learning how to critique your own work and receiving constructive suggestions about your writing, you’ll discover that the greatest benefits come from seeing how your classmates approach and critique a piece of writing and how they write and re-write. This is a challenging course, but extremely rewarding.

Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led writing workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he's helped many of his students get published.

Fee: $181.42 + 13% hst = $205.  Payment in advance by mail or e-transfer.
Note: These courses fill up, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.
To reserve a spot now, email:

See Brian’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, Orillia, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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