Friday, September 30, 2022

Online Writing Personal Stories course, Monday afternoons, Oct 24 – Dec 5

Writing Personal Stories 

 ~ Eight weeks of writing and sharing

Online: Monday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:30,
Oct 24 – Dec 5, 2022 {Or to Dec 12 if the course fills up.)
Offered on Zoom and accessible from anywhere there's internet 

Note: See all writing classes offered this fall 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.

Our guest speaker will be Jennifer M. Smith, author of  Green Ghost, Blue Ocean. This story of Jennifer’s 40,000-mile nautical adventure won the 2019 Pottersfield Prize for nonfiction and was published by Pottersfield Press in 2020.  Jennifer has also been published numerous times on Quick Brown Fox, and since the publication of her book she’s become a contributing writer for Canadian Yachting magazine

For more on Green Ghost, Blue Ocean visit the distributor, Nimbus Publishing, hereand visit Jennifer’s website   here.

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).

Fee: $176.11 plus 13% hst = $199

To reserve your spot, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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

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