Creative Writing

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Creative Writing Workshop

Have you been sitting at home, writing on your own? Are you itching to get some feedback and hone your style?

This creative writing workshop will introduce key writing skills, exercises and supportive critical feedback to help new writers gain confidence in their style and voice while fine-tuning and editing their work-in-progress. You will also develop your abilities to edit the work of others and provide thoughtful constructive feedback. Class time will include discussions, exercises and critiquing. We aim to cultivate a supportive atmosphere where participation is encouraged and easy.

Whether you write poetry or short fiction or creative non-fiction, this course will provide grounding in the basics as well as an opportunity to develop refined and engaging work. We will also explore process and publishing to move you forward with your writing.


Duration:30 hours

Methodology: Class time will be divided into discussions, writing exercises and the critiquing and editing of participants’ work, so active participation is essential. Selected readings will form some of our discussion time (short stories, poetry, formal essays on writing). All participants will be required to write at least one piece of fiction or two to three poems, and have them critiqued by their peers, by the end of the course.

Discussion topics will include:
• The creative process
• Developing ideas and discussing what works for other writers
• Writing habits and how to become aware of them
• Some aspects of short fiction (ex. setting, time, character, point of view, plot, voice, etc.)
• Some aspects of poetry (ex. formal poetry, free-verse, line and line break, breath, etc.)
• Writing opportunities (how to get work published, query letters, etc.)

Note: the class will be encouraged to attend a public reading/book launch.

Course Price: $235.00

Winter 2023

Evening Sessions

Feb 07 - Apr 11Tue

Tuesday, Feb 07 - Tuesday, Apr 11

DayTimeRoom Number
Tuesday18:00 - 21:00TBA

Additional Information

Teacher: Jim Burke
Course Number: 330010
Registration Start Date: Tuesday, Nov 01, 2022
Group Schedule Info: This course will take place in-person.
Maximum Class Size: 16
Total Hours: 30
Status: Course Full.

Please contact the CTD office for more information on how to register.

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Last Modified: February 6, 2023