Workshop & Course Schedule

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Yom Kippur, Friday, Oct 4 / Saturday, Oct 5
Thanksgiving, Monday, Oct 13
Peterborough: "How to Build Your Story," Sat, Oct 18. Details here.
Mississauga: “Writing with Style,” Sat, Oct 25. Details here.

Ottawa: "You can write great dialogue," Saturday, Nov 1. Details here.
Guelph: "Writing for Children & Young Adults," Sat, Nov 8. Details here.
Barrie: "Writing & Revising," Sat, Nov 15. Details here.
Burlington: "How to Write a Bestseller" with New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, 
Sat, Nov 22. Details here.
Toronto: "From the Horse's Mouth" ~ A panel discussion with 3 leading members of the publishing 
community of getting published, Sat, Nov 29, Ryerson University. Details here.

London:  "How to Write a Bestseller" with New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, 
Sat, Dec 6. Details here.

January ~ weekly writing courses. Details of all six winter courses here.
Burlington: "Intensive Creative Writing," Wed afternoons, Jan 21 – March 25
Details here. 
Burlington: "Next Step in Creative Writing," Wed evenings, Jan 21 – March 25. 
Details here.
Mississauga: "Next Step in Creative Writing," Thurs afternoons, Jan 22 – March 26. 
Details here.
Georgetown: "Intermediate Creative Writing," Thurs evenings, Jan 22 – March 26. 
Details here.
Burlington: "Welcome to Creative Writing," Tues mornings, Jan 20 – March 31. Details 
Oakville: "Writing Your Life & Other Personal Stories," Tues mornings, 
Jan 27  – March 17. Details here.

January ~ Saturday workshops
Toronto: "Secrets of Writing a Page-turner," Saturday, Jan 17. Details here.
Georgetown: "How to Write Great Dialogue," Saturday, Jan 24. Details here.
Oakville: "Writing & Revising," Saturday, Jan 31. Details here.


Niagara on the Lake: "How to Get Published," with literary agent Olga Filina, Saturday, March 7.
 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!