Turning Life Into Story
A 6 Week Writing Workshop Facilitated by Sue Reynolds in Lindsay, Ontario
Time: 1:00 – 3:30
Dates: Thursday afternoons, April 19 to May 24
Place: Path to Stillness Yoga Studio,
55 Mary St. West #204, Lindsay K9V 5Z6
Cost: $180 plus HST
Class is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.
To Register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
This 6 week course shows participants how to find the germs of story in personal experience (their own or those of their family and friends) and transform them into short pieces.
Through the study of existing short stories and learning writer’s craft techniques, authors will experiment with their own tales.
Homework can be submitted privately for individual feedback each week.
By the end of the course writers will produce one or two polished stories and, if they choose, “put a stamp on it” – i.e., identify a contest or journal they think is an ideal market for their story and send the piece off.
TESTIMONIAL – From a participant in the last class in Oshawa last winter:
“The class offered a safe and encouraging place to consider story – how to set them down on paper and tell them well. Weekly readings, and discussion of how those readings reflected a theme or aspect of writing which we might bring to our own writing was very helpful. Sue’s assignments, or writing suggestions, really moved the process along. Nothing focuses the mind like a deadline, even a gentle one! The feedback Sue offered was astute and generous. I almost held back participating because of the drive from west Etobicoke to Oshawa, but I’m so glad I registered. It was the highlight of my week. And I’ve got my writing mojo working again!”
~ Kathleen Boyle Hatcher, writer
Susan Lynn Reynolds is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction.
She has been leading writing groups since 1998 and has been certified to lead workshops in the Amherst Writers method since 2002. She is licensed to work with groups doing expressive writing for wellness as well.
She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for 12 years, a program for which she received the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.
$180 plus HST