The Writer’s Community of York Region is holding a writing workshop Sat Jan 28, 2012 in NewMarket. From the press release:
The Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR) presents a writing workshop “How to Build Your Story,” on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Newmarket Public Library. This workshop is designed to help writers plot novels and write short stories, and is a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn in the craft, at whatever level you might be – from beginner to published author. You’ll also get the best tips on writing short stories, where to get them published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing teacher for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and George Brown College and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Moncton. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.
Guest speaker, Lynda Simmons, will share her insights into plotting novels and creating a character arc. Lynda has published eight novels. Her most recent novel, Island Girl (from Berkley Books, a Penguin USA imprint), came out in December 2010. Lynda has built a reputation for herself as an outstanding comic novelist and has served her apprenticeship as an author by writing six romance novels, published by Harlequin, Silhouette and Kensington. Lynda specializes in comic novels and her presentations are known for their humour.
Workshop Fee: $44 if paid in advance or $48 at the door (13% hst included). To reserve a spot now, call Malcolm Watts at 905-898-5484.