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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 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
Instructor: Michelle Ward-Kantor
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
Instructor: Linda Finstad
18 and up Nov 15 - Nov 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
635829
Instructor: Linda Finstad
18 and up Feb 22 - Feb 22 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
650017
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 Sep 25 - Nov 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
635821
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Sep 26 - Nov 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
635820
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Jan 15 - Mar 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
643176
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
18 and up Jan 16 - Mar 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$165.00
643175
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
Writing: Roaring Poem In The Hush of Winter

Take time for contemplation, hot chocolate and writing roaring poems in the hush of winter. In this class you?ll light the fires of inspiration and creativity writing a variety of poetry forms and styles each week. Class begins with a writing warmup; there's time to create your poems, 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 Mar 1 - Mar 22 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$45.00
643181
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 27 - Nov 15 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre General
$130.00
635825
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 Jan 15 - Mar 5 1:00pm - 3:00pm City Arts Centre General
$120.00
643178
Instructor: Shirley Serviss

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