Friday, August 2, 2013

Great writing workshops coming soon

“Secrets of Writing a Page-turner”
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Muskoka Meeting Place at 6 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge
here. (Note that we've changed venues)
Ever stayed up all night reading a book? Take a day off for yourself in beautiful Muskoka to learn how to build that kind of killer tension into your stories.  Best yet, we'll help you put into practice the techniques professionals use – on every page and in every kind of fiction – to create drama and excitement.
Fee: $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
$48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email

“How to Write Great Dialogue”
Offered in two locales:
Saturday, September 7
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 
4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington (Map here.)
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
World’s Biggest Bookstore, in the 2nd floor community room, 20 Edward St, Toronto
(A block north of Dundas St., just west of Yonge St. – Map 
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.  Whether you’re writing fiction or memoir, you need to be able to write great dialogue and need to know how to mix your dialogue and narrative so that your story comes alive.  Come to this workshop and learn both the basics and the best tricks of the trade so that you'll never write a lifeless scene again.
Fee: $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
$48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email

“How to Build Your Story”
Offered in three locations:
Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grace United Church, 350 Grove Street East, Barrie (Details here.)
Sunday, September 2210:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The ParkSide Centre, Kinsmen Room B, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury  (Details here.)
And Sunday, November 1710:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
St. Laurent Complex, Aubrey Room, 525 Côté Street, Ottawa (Details here.)
This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel and will give you the best tips on writing short stories. We’ll also look at where to get your stories published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.
Fee: $44 paid in advance by mail or Interac
$48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email

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

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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