Saturday, June 25, 2022

Four online courses starting soon: Exploring Creative Writing, Writing Personal Stories, and Intensive Creative Writing at two different times

Attention teens: Join us this summer for

    ~ Exploring Creative Writing

Online: Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
July 13 – August 17, 2022 (And we'll go to Aug 24 if the class fills up)
Offered on Zoom and accessible anywhere there's internet 

This is your chance to take up writing in a warm, supportive environment We’ll explore writing short stories and writing true stories, writing in first person and in third person, writing technique and getting creative, getting down your very best writing and just for fun writing.

You’ll 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.

Fee:  $176.11 plus 13% hst = $199

To reserve your spot, email:

Writing Personal Stories 

 ~ Eight weeks of writing and sharing

Online: Thursday afternoons, 2 – 4 p.m.
July 14 – August 18, 2022 (We'll go to Aug 25 if the class fills up.)
Offered on Zoom and accessible from anywhere there's internet 

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.

With guest speaker Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt. Details here.

Fee: $176.11 plus 13% hst = $199

To reserve your spot, email:

Intensive Creative Writing

 ~ Grow as a writer

Online ~ 2 different sessions: 
(On Zoom and available wherever there's Internet)

Wednesday afternoons, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Classes run July 6 – Aug 17 (or to Aug 24 if the class is full)


Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Classes run July 7 – Aug 18 (or to Aug 25 if the class is full)

Intensive Creative Writing isn't for beginners; it's for people who have been writing for a while or who have done a course or two before and are working on their own projects. You’ll be asked to bring in four pieces of your writing for detailed feedback, including two long pieces. 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 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.

Fee: $211.50 + hst = $239

To reserve your spot, email:

Instructor 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 Saint John. But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.  

Read reviews of Brian's various courses and workshops here (and scroll down).

See all of Brian’s upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and weekend retreats here.

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