The Fraser Valley Writers' School, in partnership with the Federation of BC Writers, presents a course for the beginning and emerging writer.
In this eight week course, you'll receive instruction, advice, and critique from established professionals about techniques for good writing and an effective writing life while exploring various aspects of literary works: fiction, poetry/lyric prose, and creative non-fiction.Through exercises, examples and discussion, you'll examine:
the principles of great story telling, story structure and plotting
the creation and development of effective and memorable images
the skills required for specific, concrete writing
the use of the five senses to create a real world for your reader
techniques to bring conflict, tension, and suspense into your writing.
Each week, you'll workshop your writing with the instructors and fellow participants.During the final two weeks, you'll learn about the fundamentals of social media and webpage design, essential for building your writer's platform in today's arts community.
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and November 5 and 12 2014.Place: 618 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC ( two blocks from either Skytrain station)
Instructors: David Blinkhorn, Heidi Greco, and Ebenezer Mills-Robertson
Cost: $75 for FBCW members, $130 for non-FBCW membersWhen registering for this course, you can join FBCW for $40 to take advantage of our member's rate for this course.