Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Two weekly writing courses starting soon: Exploring Creative Writing and Writing Personal Stories

Exploring Creative Writing
10 weeks of exploring your creative side
Wednesday evenings, April 15 – June 17, 2015
– 9 p.m.
Appleby United Church, 4407 Spruce Ave, Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)
This is your chance to take up writing in a warm, supportive environment. We’ll visit writing fictional stories and writing true stories, writing technique and creativity technique, getting down your very best writing and just for fun writing. 
The class has the same format as "Welcome to Creative Writing," but we look at different aspects of writing. With either course, you get a shot of inspiration every week and an assignment to keep you going till the next class. Best of all, this class will provide a zero-pressure, totally safe setting, where your words will grow and flower.
Note: Read two reviews of Brian Henry's introductory creative writing courses hereMore reviews here.
Fee: 149.56 plus 13% hst = 169
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Writing Personal Stories
8 weeks of sharing and writing
Tuesday afternoons, April 28 – June 16, 2015
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, MississaugaOntario (Map here.)
If you've ever considered writing your personal stories, this course is for you.  We’ll look at memoirs, travel writing, personal essays, family history ~ personal stories of all kinds. Plus, of course, we’ll work on creativity and writing technique and have fun doing it. Whether you want to write a book or just get your thoughts down on paper, this weekly course will get you going.
We'll reveal the tricks and conventions of telling true stories, and we’ll show you how to use the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. 
Weekly writing exercises and friendly feedback from the instructor will help you move forward on this writing adventure. Whether you want to write for your family and friends or for a wider public, don't miss this course.
Note: Read reviews of the "Writing Personal Stories" course here
And see reviews of other courses here ~ just scroll down.
Fee: 140.71 plus 13% hst = 159
To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Instructor Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Sarnia to Charlottetown. He recently finished writing Bloody Christmas, a memoir of love and revolution (about the 1989 anti-communist revolution in Romania) with co-author Cecilia-Anca Popescu. The manuscript is currently under consideration with two literary agents.  But his proudest boast is that he 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, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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