Brian Henry will be in Barrie on March 24 with a workshop on bringing true tales to the page:
The Barrie Writers’ Club presents…
“Writing your life and other true stories”
Saturday, March 24
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Community Room in Zehrs,
472 Bayfield Street, Barrie (next to Wal-Mart, across from Georgian Mall – map here)
Have you ever considered writing your memoirs or family history? This work-
shop will introduce you to the tricks and conventions of telling true stories and will
show you how to use the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. Whether you
want to write for your family or for a wider public, don’t miss this workshop.
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor
for more than 25 years. He has helped many of his students get published, including
our guest speaker, Ross Pennie…
Dr. Ross Pennie is the author of The Unforgiving Tides, a doctor’s memoir
of Papua New Guinea (Manor House Publishing). He has also signed a contract with
ECW Press for three medical mystery novels. The first of these, Tainted, won Arts
Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction. Ross’s second novel, Tampered, came out in
May. At the workshop, Ross will speak on how to turn ordinary life into dramatic
material and will answer questions about how he wrote his memoir and got it published.
Fee: $38.94 + hst = $44 paid in advance
or $42.48 + hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and mail it to:
Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6
To reserve a spot now, email firstname.lastname@example.org
So, if you’ve lived a full life or have a colourful family maybe you should think about putting it down on paper.