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Creative Writing, Level 1
Discover how to use plot, voice, theme, setting and characterization successfully. Gain valuable feedback on your writing and discuss excerpts from a selection of successful published stories.

Subject code: XCRW 1000520 Hours. Fee $259Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30006
8 classesJan. 11-Mar. 17-9:30 p.m.Wed.
CRN 30702OnlineJan. 9-Mar. 6  

Creative Writing, Level 2

Discover techniques for creating compelling characters, settings and plots, explore the freefall approach to writing, and discuss how to market your writing. Gain valuable feedback from others and hone your editing skills.
Recommend: Creative Writing Level 1 or equivalent

Subject code: XCRW 1000720 Hours. Fee: $259 
CRN 307038 classesMar. 8-May 3
No class Mar. 29
7-9:30 p.m.Wed.

Writing for Children and Young Adults 
Explore the process of writing books for children and young adults aged 8 to 12.  Focus on structure, character development and research, and their importance in your stories.  Examine how to turn a creative story idea into a marketable, finished manuscript.

Subject code: XCRW 1003612 Hours. Fee: $189+GST 
CRN 302494 classesFeb. 21-Mar. 146:30-9:30 p.m.Tue.

The Basics of Blogging   
Learn how to choose a topic for your blog, develop or improve your blog design, create meaningful content and attract an audience to your blog. As well, discover how to protect your blog from hackers.
Instructor: Mike Morrison of Mike's Bloggity Blog

Subject code XCRW 100379 Hours. Fee: $209+GST Not offered this semester.

Writing for Publication
Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to draft, the other half discussing how the various markets operate. This class is ideal for novice writers wishing to write material for publication.

Subject code: XCRW 100016 Hours. Fee: $139+GST
CRN 907541 classNov. 199 a.m.-4 p.m.Sat.
CRN 307051 classFeb. 119 a.m.-4 p.m.Sat.

Travel Writing
Discover how to convert your travels into published articles that help pay for your trips. This course takes you through the steps of selling your ideas to a variety of markets, taking lively photographs, and researching and writing profitable travel articles

Subject code: XCRW 1000214 Hours. Fee: $199+GST 
CRN 301262 classesMar. 18-199 a.m.-5 p.m.Sat. & Sun.

Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
Dreamed of writing for film, TV or theatre? Discuss dramatic conflict, scene structure, dialogue and format - especially film format. Previous writing experience is an asset.
Instructor: Daniel Libman, with 50+ professional productions across North America

Subject code: XCRW 10003 20 Hours. Fee: $269+GST 
CRN 30704
8 classesJan. 16-Mar. 13
No class Feb. 20
7-9:30 p.m.Mon.

Life Into Story: Transforming Experiences Into Fiction
Got a great story idea inspired by real life events but not sure how or where or why to begin writing it? In this one-day workshop you will explore characters, plots, and settings derived from real life. We will also consider how closely fiction should resemble real life and whether some ideas are better suited to fiction or creative nonfiction.

Subject code: XCRW 100415 Hours. Fee: $95+GST 
CRN 309301 classApr. 19 a.m.-3 p.m.Sat.

Short-Short Boot Camp: Zero to 500 Words in One Day
Want to write a 500-word story in one day? In this workshop you will consider what the essential elements of a short story are. You will come up with a first draft through freefall writing, rewrite and revise and get feedback. The result will be a solid 500 words of story that you can take home and polish. Come prepared to write and share; bring an idea to work on or use an in-class prompt.

Subject code: XCRW 100425 Hours. Fee: $95+GST 
CRN 309311 classApr. 229 a.m.-3 p.m.Sat.

Grammar and Style for Creative Writers
Acquire tools of the trade to polish your writing style and find out when it's okay to break the rules. This workshop is for creative writers who want to tell stories well and become familiar with correct grammar and punctuation.

Subject code: XCRW 100325 Hours. Fee: $95+GSTNot offered this semester.

Writing Historical Fiction
Learn to write authentic and appealing historical fiction and turn your ideas into compelling stories. Understand how research plays a crucial role. The course involves online assignments, discussions and writing exercises. Beginners welcome.

Subject code: XCRW 1003924 Hours. Fee: $333+GST Not offered this semester

Writing Non-Fiction Books for Young Adult Readers
Interested in writing and publishing non-fiction books for young readers? Fill your notebooks with ideas and queries. Get started on an outline and book proposal that include the information that editors prefer. These outlines and proposals are useful even after your book is finished. Get professional advice from an author of over two dozen books for three major educational publishers.

Subject code: XCRW 1004012 Hours. Fee: $149+GSTNot offered this semester 

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