Friday, November 22, 2013

Intensive Creative Writing course, Wednesday afternoons, Jan 22 – March 12, in Burlington

Intensive Creative Writing
An adventure in creative growth
Winter session
Wednesdays, Jan 22 – March 12, 2014
12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
First set or readings emailed Jan 15
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

This course is for slightly more experienced writers, who have perhaps already done a course or two and are working on their own writing. 

Over the eight classes, you’ll be asked to bring in four 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, such as short stories or personal essays. You bring whatever you want to work on.

Besides critiquing pieces, the instructor will give short lectures at the start of class, addressing the needs of the group. Beyond 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: $132.74 + 13% hst = $150.  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:

Note: This winter, Intensive Creative Writing is also offered Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here), and a similar course, "The Next Step in Creative Writing," is offered Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here), Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (here), and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (here). An introductory creative writing course is offered Tuesday evenings in Burlington (see here) and a course on writing memoir and other forms of personal writing is offered Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Thessalon, Algoma, Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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