Comox Valley writer/historian hosts winter writing workshop

The McLoughlin Gardens Society has invited well-known local writer and historian Jeanette Taylor to give a six-week writing class at the Courtenay Museum. The class begins Jan. 18 and will continue every two weeks until March 28.

The Saturday classes will run from 1 – 4 p.m. on Jan. 18, Feb. 1 , 15 and 29, and March 14 and 28.

Registration fee is $305 for members, and $325 for non-members.

Launch that writing project, either fiction or non-fiction (including memoir and family history) in a hands-on overview of creative writing. Interactive discussion and writing exercises focus on story planning, finding focus, character development, settings, scenes, writing craft, voice, writer’s block, self-motivation and publication options. Class exercises and homework will advance your in-process writing.

The bi-monthly schedule allows time for homework, as you polish a final extract for instructor and peer critiques. You will receive a comprehensive binder of handouts to guide continuing work. An e-mail address is required, to share writing.

Register directly through the society’s Eventbrite listing: Creative Writing Primer.

FMI: contact Christine Dickinson at (250) 331-0600 or chrisda@shaw.ca

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