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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.

Creative 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 Aug 7 - Aug 28 6:30pm - 8:30pm City Arts Centre General
$75.00
619174
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Creative Writing: Poetry For A Song

Write great lyrics with hooks and song titles that leave an impression. Write a song per week and learn the form for blues, gospel, folk, pop, country and rock. Two of the sessions will include a lesson on chord progressions to accompany your new lyrics. This class is open to everyone interested in song writing. Make your poetry sing!

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
$95.00
626776
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
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 Apr 16 - Jun 11 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$150.00
617780
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
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
Instructor: Linda Finstad
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 Apr 17 - Jun 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
617779
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Apr 18 - Jun 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
617778
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 Apr 17 - Jun 5 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre General
$120.00
617781
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

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