Workshop & Course Schedule

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Oakville: "How to Make Your Stories Dramatic," Saturday, August 20. Details here.

September – Workshops and Writing Retreats
Guelph: “Secrets of Writing a Page-turner,” Saturday, Sept 10. Details here
Algonquin Park: “Fall Colours Writing Retreat” at ArowhonPines Resort, Friday, 
Sept 16 – Monday, Sept 18. Details here.
Toronto: “Writing With Style,” Saturday, September 24. Details here
Kitchener ~ Free seminar: “Query Letters That Get a Yes,” Monday, Sept 26, with 
the Canadian Authors Association. Details here.

September ~ weekly classes
  See details of all 5 classes offered this fall here
Oakville: “Welcome to Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, Sept 29 - Dec 8. Details here.
Burlington: “Writing Kid Lit ~ Picture Books to YA,” Tuesday afternoons, Sept 27 - Nov 22
  (no class Oct 11). Details here.
Burlington: “Intermediate Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, Sept 21 to Nov 30 (no 
  class Oct 12). Details here.
Georgetown: “Intermediate Creative Writing,” evenings, Sept 29 - Dec 8. Details here.
  See details of all 5 classes offered this fall here
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, Sept 14 - Dec 14
(no class Oct 12). Details to come.

Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Tuesday mornings, Oct 18 – Dec 6. Details here.

Kitchener: “How to Write Great Dialogue – Especially for Young Adults,” Saturday, Oct 1.
  Details here.
Burlington: “How to Get Published,” with literary agent Cassandra Rodgers, Saturday,
  Oct 15. Details here.
London: “How to Get Published,” with literary agent Stacey Donaghy, Saturday,
  Oct 22. Details here.
Caledon, at the Bolton Library: “How to Get Published,” with literary agent Martha
  Webb, Saturday, Oct 29. Details here.

Midland: “Writing and Revising,” Saturday, Nov 5, Details here.
Barrie: "How to Write Great Characters," Saturday, Nov 22. Details here.
Mississauga: “Writing for Children and for Young Adults,” with senior editor Anne
  Shone of Scholastics Canada, Saturday, Nov 19. Details here.

Oakville: “Writing Your Life and Other True Stories,” with author Ross Pennie, Saturday,
  Dec 3. Details here.
Brian's schedule  has something for everyone; from beginner to advanced writers, and everyone in between. 
The "Welcome to Creative Writing" and "Writing Your Life" courses are a great place to start. If you have
your own writing project in progress, such as short stories, memoirs, or a novel, you'll benefit from a "Next Step
in Creative Writing" course. More experienced writers will want an "Intensive Creative Writing" course to
work on their writing projects and hone their skills. 

One-day workshops that address things such as How to Build Your Story  and How to Get Published are offered on Saturdays or Sundays. A great way to spend a day with people who share a passion for words.

See you at a course or workshop soon!