Creative Writing and General Interest
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Location: Lincoln Park Campus, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Creative Writing, Level 1
Explore your ability to write in a supportive atmosphere as you discover the elements of fiction writing. 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 10005||20 Hours. Fee $239|
|CRN 30025||8 classes||Jan. 14-Mar. 4||7-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 30107||8 classes||Mar. 5-Apr. 23||7-9:30 p.m.||Wed.|
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.
Note: We strongly recommend completion of Creative Writing, Level 1 before registering in this course.
|Subject code: XCRW 10007||20 Hours. Fee: $239|
|CRN 31001||8 classes||Jan. 14-Mar. 4||7-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 30481||8 classes||Mar. 11-May 6|
(no class Mar. 25)
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 10036||12 Hours. Fee: $189+GST|
|CRN 30713 ||4 classes||Feb. 5-26||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Wed.|
Read a Brit Writers' Awards interview with the instructor of this course, Simon Rose.
Writing Articles to Publish
This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring short non-fiction from concept to draft, the other half discussing how markets work. Ideal for novice writers wishing to write for the magazine market.
|Subject code: XCRW 10001||15.5 Hours. Fee: $115+GST|
|CRN 30106||1 class||Jan. 18||10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Sat.|
The First Three Chapters
The first three chapters of any book-length work, fiction or non-fiction, are critical in determining the direction for the rest of the work, as well as capturing the attention of potential publishers and readers. Through discussion and feedback, explore approaches to make those chapters the best they can be.
Note: We strongly recommend that you complete Writing Articles to Publish or Creative Writing, Level 1 or have equivalent writing experience prior to registering in this course.
|Subject code: XCRW 10030||This course is not offered this semester.|
Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
Dreamed of writing for film, TV or theatre? Discover the fundamentals — not just theory, but roll-up-your-sleeves writing exercises. Discuss dramatic conflict, scene structure, dialogue and format — especially film format. Previous writing experience is an asset, but not a requirement. The instructor is a film, TV and theatre veteran with 35+ play productions across North America.
|Subject code: XCRW 10003||20 Hours. Fee: $239+GST|
|CRN 30204||8 classes||Jan. 13-Mar. 10||7-9:30 p.m.||Mon.|
The Basics of Blogging
Learn how to choose a topic for your blog, develop or improve your blog design, create meaningful content and, finally, attract an audience to your blog. As well, discover how to protect your blog from hackers.
|Subject code: XCRW 10037||12 Hours. Fee: $199+GST|
|CRN 90764||4 classes||Nov. 18-Dec. 9||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Mon.|
|CRN 31002||4 classes||Feb. 4-25||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
Writing Life Stories ONLINE!
Interested in writing a life story? Whether to fulfill a personal goal, draft a memoir, create a family keepsake, or write a publishable article, story or book, discover the possibilities. Then share and receive feedback. Be introduced to sources outside the family that can help you fill in the gaps or enhance your work.
|Subject code: XCRW 10038||15 Hours. Fee: $179+GST |
|CRN 31003||Online||Mar. 3-Apr. 14|| || |
Writing Historical Fiction ONLINE - NEW!
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 10039||24 Hours. Fee: $333+GST|
|CRN 31004||Online||Mar. 3-Apr. 14|| || |
What I Write Is Poetry: Poetry Workshop NEW!
This one-day workshop explores the nature of poetry. Explore journaling, overused words, line breaks, common problems, critiquing, revising, writers' groups and formatting for magazine submissions.
|Subject code: XCRW 10026||5 Hours. Fee: $95+GST|
|CRN 90989||1 class||Nov. 23||10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.||Sat.|
Discover how to convert your travels into published articles that help pay for your trips. This course is a practical primer that 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 10002||14 Hours. Fee: $189+GST|
|CRN 30287||2 classes||Mar. 1-2||9 a.m.-5 p.m.||Sat., Sun.|
Travelling Europe with Ease
Ever wanted to travel Europe without relying on a tour group or travel agent? This course offers practical advice on creating an exciting itinerary while staying on budget as well as guidance on packing, booking accommodations and tourist safety. Build the confidence you need to plan a unique European travel experience.
|Subject code: XCRW 10035||This course is not offered this semester.|
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 10032||This course is not offered this semester.|
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