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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 Sep 21 - Oct 19 6:30pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$75.00
566920
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 Sep 19 - Nov 14 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
566915
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
18 and up Jan 23 - Mar 20 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
585807
Available Nov-02-2016
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
Writing: Friday Night Blues

Creative Writing courses and workshops will introduce you to a wide range of forms and styles that will help you in your journey of creative expression.

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 17 - Mar 17 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$30.00
585809
Available Nov-02-2016
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 Sep 20 - Nov 8 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Meadows Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$110.00
571961
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: Short Short Stories

Creative Writing courses and workshops will introduce you to a wide range of forms and styles that will help you in your journey of creative expression.

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 22 - Mar 22 6:30pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$75.00
585812
Available Nov-02-2016
Instructor: Raymond Gariepy
Writing: Skeltonic Verse

The roots of modern day rap stretch 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 Nov 4 - Nov 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$30.00
566916
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: Sonnet

Creative Writing courses and workshops will introduce you to a wide range of forms and styles that will help you in your journey of creative expression.

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 3 - Feb 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$30.00
585808
Available Nov-02-2016
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: The Art of Travel Writing

Capture your travel memories on paper for retelling or selling when you learn basic tenets of travel writing. Learn how to find and focus your story, craft its structure and give it life with revising and self-editing. We'll spend lots of time talking and writing about your travel experiences.

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 26 - Nov 23 6:30pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$75.00
572911
Instructor: Raymond Gariepy
18 and up Jan 18 - Feb 15 6:30pm - 9:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$75.00
585814
Available Nov-02-2016
Instructor: Raymond Gariepy
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 Sep 22 - Nov 10 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
566919
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
18 and up Jan 26 - Mar 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
585811
Available Nov-02-2016
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 Sep 21 - Nov 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
566912
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Jan 25 - Mar 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
585805
Available Nov-02-2016
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 Sep 20 - Nov 8 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
566913
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Jan 24 - Mar 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$150.00
585806
Available Nov-02-2016
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: Vent Verse

Clear out the cobwebs, banish stress and make room for your creative self to shine! Vent Verse gets you to your happy place. First we'll dip into the Poets Toolbox for special writing cues; then pull out elements of artistic journaling; and finally transform our feelings into suitable poetry forms. Writing can be therapy when you pick the write fight!

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 Nov 18 - Nov 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$30.00
572912
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 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 20 - Nov 8 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre GENERAL
$110.00
566918
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
18 and up Jan 24 - Mar 14 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Meadows Community Recreation Centre GENERAL
$110.00
585810
Available Nov-02-2016
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

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