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Learn how to take your writing to the next level with courses like creative writing, flash non-fiction, friday night blues and writing your life.

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 exercises 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 15 - Mar 12 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
612249
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
18 and up Apr 16 - Jun 11 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
617780
Available Jan-31-2018
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
Writing: Friday Night Blues

The 12-bar Blues is one of the simplest and quickest song forms to write. Come learn the basic structure of the blues form and put your simple lyrics to music. You'll be singing the Friday Night Blues tune before this 3 hour class is done.

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 Mar 16 - Mar 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
612255
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: How to Publish and Sell Art books

As an artist or photographer - you are the brand whether you like it or not. It's important to take ownership and design a personal brand you can be proud of. Learn the nuts and bolts of how to lay out and submit your art book for publishing. Look at some of the pros and cons on self-publishing and print on demand. This is a great way to re-package your art into a book and use it to open doors for future careers.

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 13 - Jun 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
617784
Available Jan-31-2018
Instructor: Linda Finstad
Writing: Jump Start your Creativity

Has your muse gone south for the winter? Have your creative juices dried up in the cold? Or have you always wanted to write but don?t know how to begin? In this workshop, a variety of writing exercises will be used to get the ink flowing. No previous writing experience is necessary. Join us to discover that writing can be as much fun as making a snowman.

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 18 - Feb 22 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$100.00
615963
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: Playing with Words

Poetry is really just playing with words. This workshop will demystify contemporary poetry and review the elements of poetry that differentiate it from prose. You will have the opportunity to create your own poems in response to prompts.

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 - May 24 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$100.00
617785
Available Jan-31-2018
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: Poetry Immersion!

Enliven your work-week with five playful nights of poetry immersion. Many poem forms are easy to write and fun to learn; in this week you?ll write five such poems. There?ll be time in class to complete your poem, there?s time for feedback and time to get acquainted with Poets' Toolbox and polish your poems to a shine. Slip into your casual clothes, bring your pen and paper and turn five work-nights into five nights of verse!

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 9 - Apr 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$105.00
617862
Available Jan-31-2018
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: Poetry Playground

Poetry Playground combines the Poet Within?s style of writing a poem form every week with elements from Jade O?Riley?s creative writing class: One-shot & random-word games, found poems & puzzle poems, poetic pursuits, quick-pick readings, discovering new poets and weekly poemwork! Everyone can partake In this class and, just like on the playground you?ll always be entertained!

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 16 - Mar 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$165.00
612248
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Jan 17 - Mar 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$165.00
612247
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Apr 17 - Jun 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$165.00
617779
Available Jan-31-2018
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Apr 18 - Jun 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$165.00
617778
Available Jan-31-2018
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 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 Jan 18 - Mar 8 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$120.00
612252
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$120.00
617782
Available Jan-31-2018
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 Apr 17 - Jun 5 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$120.00
617781
Available Jan-31-2018
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

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