Friday, June 13, 2014

Next Step in Creative Writing course, Thurs afternoons, Sept 18 – Dec 11, in Mississauga

The Next Step in Creative Writing
12 weeks of creative growth
Fall session (for summer classes, see here)

Thursday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Sept 18 – Dec 11, 2014
First readings emailed Sept 11
Unity Church Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga  (Don’t look for a steeple. Unity Church is a unit in a business mall and looks nothing like a church. Map here.)

Note: This fall, "The Next Step in Creative Writing" is also offered Thursday evenings in Georgetown (see here) and Wednesday evenings in Burlington. A similar course, "Intensive Creative Writing," is offered Wednesday afternoons in Burlington. “Welcome to Creative Writing” is offered Tuesday mornings in Burlington (see here) and “Writing Your Life & Other True Stories” is offered Tuesday afternoons in Burlington.  
For more information or to register, email

The Next Step in Creative Writing 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 class, addressing the needs of the group, and 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 Henry’ schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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