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Progroff Intensive Journal Workshop

By writing our thoughts and feelings, and telling our stories and life events, we make sense of, and see the big picture of our lives. The Progroff Intensive Journal program is an integrated system using writing exercises to help you develop your life and enhance creativity. The workshop is designed to be structured and intense, and was first offered in the 1970's.Whether you are going through a transition or are stuck in a creative rut, this program will help you achieve breakthroughs in your writing, your work or your creative life. No prior 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 Jun 23 - Jun 25 9:00am - 4:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$400.00
589771
Instructor: introduced in class
18 and up Jun 23 - Jun 25 9:00am - 4:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$400.00
590351
Instructor: introduced in class
Writing: Flash non-Fiction

Flash nonfiction is a style of creative nonfiction centered around 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 Apr 19 - Jun 7 6:30pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$125.00
590365
Instructor: Raymond Gariepy
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 Jan 23 - Mar 20 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
585807
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
18 and up Apr 24 - Jun 19 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
590353
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
Writing: How to Write a Book

If you always meant to write a book but never had time and didn't really know where to start. Come to the how to write a book in 40 days workshop. You will learn the secret formula which tranforms your dream of becoming an author into a reality. Receive inside info on how to publish a book.

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 Feb 10 - Feb 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
590011
Instructor: Linda Finstad
18 and up Mar 10 - Mar 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
599906
Instructor: Linda Finstad
Writing: Running with Pens

We all have experiences, opinions and 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 and 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 18 - Jun 6 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Meadows Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$110.00
590359
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: Skeltonic Verse

The roots of modern day rap stretch all the way back to medieval times; this form of tumbling verse was invented by the 16th century poet John Skelton. If you like rhyming, rap or hip-hop, then you'll enjoy this historical tour of poetry. Skeltonics showcase rhyme in all its glory. Let your story tumble through the rhymes to create your own beats!

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 May 26 - May 26 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$30.00
590357
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
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 just 8 weeks!. 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 Jan 26 - Mar 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
585811
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
18 and up Apr 18 - Jun 6 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
590362
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: The Poet Within 1

Do you like playing with words? Get to know the poet within as you experiment with diverse poetry formats from sonnet to villanelle. Besides 'form of the day', class handouts will include Poet's Toolbox. In-class time allows you to complete and share your poems and receive feedback from your instructor. Poems are made into a chapbook and poets are invited to read their poems at the Carrot Coffeehouse on 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 Jan 25 - Mar 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
585805
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
590347
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: The Poet Within 2

This class is for those who are comfortable writing and reading poetry, and are ready to try their hand at 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. Prerequisite: 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 Jan 24 - Mar 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
585806
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Apr 18 - Jun 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
590348
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: Villanelle Poem

The villanelle is a favourite amongst poets. Dylan Thomas penned: Do Not Go Gentle into that good night? You too can write like the greats! Once you get your villanelle started, it practically writes itself. This sophisticated style will showcase your poetic abilities and bring you pride at your achievements!

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 2 - Jun 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$30.00
590356
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: Writing your Life

Many of us intend to write our life stories some day - when we retire, when we have time... NOW is the time! Give yourself the opportunity to sit down and write in response to prompts provided by the instructor, or memories evoked by hearing the work of others in the class. Bring your favourite writing instrument and an open mind. No previous writing experience is necessary. Instruction and inspiration provided.

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 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
594061
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: Writing Your Life

Many of us intend to write our life stories some day-when we retire, when we have time... Now is a good time to begin. Make the opportunity to sit down and write in response to prompts provided by the instructor, or memories evoked by hearing the work of others in the class. Bring your favourite writing instruments and an open mind. No previous writing experience is necessary. Instruction and inspiration provided.

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 Jan 24 - Mar 14 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Meadows Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$110.00
585810
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

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