Workshop & Course Schedule

The Quick Brown Fox newsletter includes information about literary agents looking for authors, upcoming writing contests, letters from your fellow writers about their successes, and much more. To get on the distribution list, email:

Be sure to say what city you’re in or near, because I have different newsletters for different places.

Midland: "Writing your life & other true stories," Saturday, Aug 15, Details here.
Bracebridge: "How to Build Your Story," Saturday, Aug 22. Details here.

September ~ workshops
Toronto: "Writing for Children & for Young Adults," with guest speaker Yasemin Ucar, 
  senior editor, Kids Can Press, Saturday, Sept 12. Details here.
Algonquin Park: “Two-day Writing Retreat,” at Arowhon Pines resort, Sept 19 - 20.
Numbers limited! Details here.

Brampton: "Writing Your Life & Other True Stories," Saturday, Sept 26. Details here.

September ~ weekly writing classes  
See details of all 6 courses starting this fall here.
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Tuesday afternoons, Sept 15 - Dec 8. Details here.
Burlington: “Intensive Creative Writing,” Wednesday afternoons, Sept 16 - Dec 16. Details here.
Mississauga: “Exploring Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons, Sept 24 - Nov 26. Details here.
Georgetown: “The Next Step in Creative Writing,” Thursday evenings, Sept 24 - Dec 3. Details here. 
Burlington: ‘The Next Step in Creative Writing,” Wednesday evenings, Sept 30 - Dec 2. Details here.
Oakville: “Writing Personal stories,” Thurs mornings, Oct 8 - Nov 26. Details here.
~ For details or to reserve a spot, email:

St. John, New Brunswick: "How to Get Published" in the morning, then sign-up for the Query Letter Clinic in the afternoon, Saturday, October 3. Details here
Hamilton: "How to Get Published" with literary agent Rachel Letofsky, Saturday, October 17. Details here.
Guelph: "How to Make Yourself Write," Saturday, October 24.  Details here. 

Oakville: "You can write great dialogue," Saturday, November 7. Details here.
Ingesoll: "You can write great dialogue," Saturday, November 21. Details here.
Windsor: "How to Build Your Story," Sunday, November 22. Details here.

Burlington: "Writing your life & other true stories," Saturday, Dec 5. Details here

Burlington: "Writing for Children & for Young Adults," with guest speaker Monica Pacheco, 
  literary agent, Ann McDermid & Associates, Saturday, March 5. Details to come. 
Algonquin Park: “Two-day Writing Retreat,” at Arowhon Pines resort, June 10 - 12.
Numbers limited! Details to come.

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!