Thursday, February 13, 2014

Intensive Creative Writing course, Wednesday afternoons, April 2 – June 18, in Burlington

Intensive Creative Writing
An adventure in creative growth
Spring session

Wednesday afternoons, April 2 – June 18, 2014
12:15 to 2:45 p.m.
First set or readings emailed March 26
Appleby United Church
4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)

Note: Another Intensive  course is offered Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).  A similar course, "The Next Step in Creative Writing," is offered Tuesday evenings in Burlington (see here), Thursday afternoons in Mississauga (see here), and Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here). Also, a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course is offered Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Writing Your Life” course is offered Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here). For information or to register, email

This course is for people who have done a course or two before and are working on their own writing. Over the twelve classes, you’ll be asked to bring in six 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: 184.96 + 13% hst = 209.  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 Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Algoma, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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