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Creative Writing

 

Creative Writing: Flash Non-Fiction

Flash nonfiction is a style of creative nonfiction of extreme brevity. Learn to tell a compelling nonfiction story in as few words as possible. In this hands-on course, participants will learn about the origins of flash nonfiction, read the works of respected writers in the field, write flash nonfiction essays and undertake in-class exercises designed to develop flash nonfiction writing skills. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their writing during class.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Aug 8 - Aug 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$90.00
562655
Instructor: TBA TBA

Writing: Flash Non-fiction

Flash nonfiction is a style of creative nonfiction of extreme brevity. Learn to tell a compelling nonfiction story in as few words as possible. In this hands-on course, participants will learn about the origins of flash nonfiction, read the works of respected writers in the field, write flash nonfiction essays and undertake in-class exercises designed to develop flash nonfiction writing skills. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their writing during class.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up May 4 - May 25 6:30pm - 9:30pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$60.00
561409
Instructor: TBA TBA

Writing: Freeing your Voice - Creative Writing

Do you love to write but need inspiration? Do you self-censor what you write? Are you 'stuck' while writing fiction, memoirs, poetry, essay, etc.? Through weekly excercises, you will be encouraged to find your voice and write from the heart. Take home several pieces that can stand alone or serve as a jumping-off point for your own writing endeavors, no matter what the genre!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 18 - Jun 13 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$125.00
559085
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor

Writing: Purse Verse & Pocket Poems

erse verse comes in many styles. From Limericks and Clerihews to Haiku and Tanka, these little treasures can express words of encouragement or simple salutations. They?re fun to write and pack a big time punch! In this three hour class we?ll write several styles of terse verse and have time to share too. Join the fun!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jun 3 - Jun 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
559284
Instructor: Jade O'Riley

Writing: Running with Pens: Your life story

We all have experiences, opinions or memories to put on the page, but may not know how to shape them into a form that can be read and enjoyed by others. In this class we'll discuss how to transform the material of your life into articles, blogs, columns, essays, letters to the editor or memoirs. Come prepared to write and share.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 21 - Jun 9 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
559086
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

Writing: The Personal Essay: Writing in Baggy Pants

The personal essay has been described as 'a pair of baggy pants into which nearly anyone or anything can fit.' Transform your experiences, opinions and memories into a variety of personal essays in this 8-week workshop. Come prepared to write and share. No previous writing experience required.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
559577
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

Writing: The Poet Within 1

Do you like playing with words? Get to know your poet within as you experiment with diverse poetry formats from sonnet to villanelle. Besides 'form of the day', class handouts include Poet's Toolbox. In-class time allows you to complete and share your poems and personal feedback time with instructor. Poems are made into a chapbook and poets are invited to read their poems at the Carrot Coffeehouse at the last class.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 20 - Jun 8 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
559082
Instructor: Jade O'Riley

Writing: The Poet Within 2

This class is for those who are comfortable writing and reading poetry and are ready for more complex poetry forms. Each session features different poetry forms, with a focus on the science of sound and rhythm. Your poetry will be compiled into a chapbook and poets are invited to share their work on stage at the wrap up poetry reading. Pre-requisite: The Poet Within 1 or an established confidence in writing.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
559083
Instructor: Jade O'Riley