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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 endeavours, 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 24 - Nov 26 6:30pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$150.00
635822
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
Writing: How to Publish & Sell Art Books

As an artist or photographer, you are a 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 an art book for publishing. Look at some pros and cons of 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 Nov 16 - Nov 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
637490
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Linda Finstad
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 transforms 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 5 - Oct 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
635827
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Linda Finstad
18 and up Nov 15 - Nov 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
635829
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Linda Finstad
Writing: Poetry Playground

Poetry Playground combines The Poet Within's style of writing a different poem form each week with Jade O'Riley's creative writing warmups: The One-Word warmup, random-word games, found poems puzzle poems, poetic pursuits, quick-pick readings, discovering new poets and weekly poemwork! Everyone can take this class and, like kids on a playground your inner poet will 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 25 - Nov 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
635821
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Sep 26 - Nov 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
635820
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
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 Sep 27 - Nov 1 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$120.00
635823
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
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 27 - Nov 15 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre General
$130.00
635825
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Shirley Serviss
Writing: The Poets Toolbox - One Day Workshop

Are your poems languishing in your journal? Don't know if they're good, or if so, why? Do you lack the confidence to read your poems in earshot of any living thing? The Poets Toolbox teaches fundamentals of poetry writing; how to write with confidence, critic, edit and polish your poems. Bring to class poems you want polished and get your poems out into the light of day.

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 24 - Nov 24 1:00pm - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
638111
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing:The Coloured Canopy, Poetry - Four Friday's In Fall

Harvest is a time to warm hearth and heart. For four Friday's in fall immerse your love of colour and words in poetry writing. Each Friday you'll choose between several poetry styles, find one that best captures the experiences you want to write about, and then stamp them into memory with striking colourful poems. Class begins with a writing warmup; there's time to create your poem, share, get feedback and wrap up the class with writing tips from The Poets' Toolbox.

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 19 - Nov 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$105.00
635828
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: Jade O'Riley

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