Saturday, February 29, 2020

Great workshops soon: Finding Your Voice, in Burlington, How to Make Yourself Write, in St Catharines, and How to Write Great Characters, in London

Finding Your Voice
Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth's Anglican Church, 5324 Bromley Road,  Burlington, Ontario (Map here.)
If you do any kind of creative writing, fiction or nonfiction, this workshop is for you. What do publishers and agents all look for? Voice. We’ll tackle the nitty-gritty of creating a voice that’s all you while avoiding common errors that the drain life from your prose.
You’ll see how to put words on paper in a way that will grip the reader’s imagination, and you'll discover how to make your writing more vivid, more elegant and more powerful.
Fee: $37.17 + hst = $42 paid in advance or $39.82 + hst = $45 at the door
To reserve a spot now, email:

How to Make Yourself Write
A Creativity Workout
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Catharines Central Library, Mills Room, 54 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario (Map here.)
Let's get motivated! This workshop is designed to help you find the time and the inspiration to write. No more staring at a blank screen. Come to this workshop and give yourself a kick-start, and then learn how to keep going. This creativity workout will get your words flowing and help you make the breakthrough into the next level of writing.
Fee: $37.17 + 13% hst = $42  in advance or 39.82 + 13% hst = $45  at the door
To reserve a spot now, email:

How to Write Great Characters   
Saturday, March 28, 2020
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
London Central Library, Stevenson & Hunt Room B

251 Dundas St, London, Ontario. (Map here).
Whatever you're writing ~ fiction or nonfiction ~ readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. You’ll learn how to breathe life into the page so that your characters start telling you how the story should go.
Fee: $37.17 + hst = $42  in advance or $39.82 + hst = $45  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 publishes  Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors. 
See reviews of Brian's classes and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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