Thursday, October 16, 2014

Great creative writing workshops starting soon with Brian Henry

How to Build Your Story
Saturday, October 18, 2014
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough, Ontario (Map 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: 34.51+ 13% hst = 39 paid in advance
    or 37.17 + 13% hst = 42 if you wait to pay at the door.
To reserve a spot now, email

Writing with Style
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cawthra Park United Church, 1465 Leda Ave, Mississauga (Map here.)
If you do any kind of creative writing, fiction or nonfiction, this workshop is for you. We’ll tackle the nitty-gritty of putting words on paper in a way that will grip the reader’s imagination. 
You'll learn how to avoid common errors that drain the life from your prose. And you'll discover how to make your writing more vivid, more elegant and more powerful.
Fee: 34.51 + 13% hst = 39 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or 37017 + 13% hst = 
42 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email

How to Write Great Dialogue
~ The writer’s most important tool ~
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nepean Sportsplex, Hall F1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario (Map here.)
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 characters come 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: 34.51 + 13% hst = 39 paid in advance by mail or Interac
or 37017 + 13% hst = 
42 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email

The Rising by Kelley Armstrong,
a New York Times #1 bestselling author,
and one of Brian's former students
Writing for Children & for Young Adults ~ the world’s hottest market
Saturday, November 8, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave,
Guelph, Ontario (Map here.)
If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book.
Special option: You may, but don't have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words or so) of your children’s book or young adult novel. If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot!
Fee: 34.51 + 13% hst = 39 paid in advance
or 37017 + 13% hst = 
42 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 instructor 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. He publishes Quick Brown FoxCanada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published. 

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, 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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