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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: 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 Jan 17 - Mar 7 6:30pm - 8:30pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$120.00
612253
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 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 Sep 18 - Nov 20 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
601982
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
18 and up Jan 15 - Mar 12 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
612249
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 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 Oct 27 - Oct 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
601988
Instructor: Linda Finstad
18 and up Nov 16 - Nov 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$45.00
601990
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: 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 Sep 20 - Nov 8 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$165.00
601979
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Sep 26 - Nov 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$165.00
601980
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
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
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
17 and up Sep 21 - Nov 9 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
601986
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
18 and up Jan 18 - Mar 8 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$120.00
612252
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 Sep 19 - Nov 7 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
601985
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
18 and up Jan 16 - Mar 6 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$120.00
612251
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

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