Writing Workshop for Aspiring Writers

Our Hours:

Summer (May 18 - Sept 30)
Daily : 10am - 5pm

Winter (Oct. 1 - May 17)
Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

 
Sunday, October 16th, 2016
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REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL FOR THIS COURSE. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE WAIT LIST.

A beginner to intermediate course suitable for any genre, from fiction to memoir, biography or family history.

Five bi-monthly Sundays, Oct 16, 30 & Nov 6, 13 & 27, 1:30-4:00 p.m., Museum at Campbell River, $150. (Note: three dates are bi-monthly, and two are weekly, due to a long weekend break.)

Instructor Jeanette Taylor, historian/writer/writing coach, has four books in print, including River City; Tidal Passages; The Quadra Story; and Exploring Quadra Island. She has numerous short pieces in magazines and anthologies, including a recent issue of Raincoast Chronicles. Taylor offers a range of writing support services through a collective: The Scribes, Comprehensive Writing Services. Check out her blog, featuring writing tips and local history: www.thescribes.ca.

Participants will write a short non-fiction or fiction article or essay, or a chapter for a book, using the process to learn all aspects of a writing project, from research and planning to writing craft tips, story structure, self-motivation, editing and publication. Taylor guides participants through interactive discussion, in-class and homework exercises, and peer and instructor feedback.

The subject for your in-class project can be pulled from a book you have in mind; or it can be an article or short fiction piece. The course includes a comprehensive binder of readings and tips.

 

What’s Required:

  • Research a story idea—either fiction or nonfiction—in advance of the first session.
  • Bring a notebook.   
  • Come prepared to write in class and between sessions.

 

Testimonials from Previous Classes:

Thank you so much for a really fun and informative workshop. I feel much more empowered to do what I wanted to do.—Nickie Gidlof.  

Through your presentations of your own experiences and your many handouts I gained new insights into writing and publishing.  The whole experience was enjoyable and inspiring. Jean Mottershed.