Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Writing Stories from our Lives

 
A community outreach writers’ evening in York Region

I’m delighted to have been asked to lead a special May evening event for the Writers Community of York Region.

On Friday night, May 10th, I’ll be leading an evening workshop on “Writing Stories from Our Lives”. The first part of the event will be covering the philosophy and practices of memoir writing, and the end of the evening will be targeted towards how to turn life stories into fiction.

If you have a story—or many stories—from your life that you’ve been longing to put onto the page, come out for this evening of writing lessons to help get you started, or help you continue with your project.

 

   
DATE: Friday, May 10
TIME: Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

 

Workshop:  7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

There’ll be lots of opportunity for refreshments and networking before and after the workshop.

 

 

LOCATION:

 

Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall

200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket

 

 

COST:

 

$25 – WCYR is extending this special Members’ workshop event rate to Non-members also

 

REGISTER: http://wcyork.ca/york/evening-event-may-10th-stories-from-our-lives/

 

 
   
   
   

Here’s the promotion:

Humans are the Story Species. It’s one of the few characteristics we share across cultures, across genders, across ages — we understand our lives and ourselves through the stories we tell.

And we all have stories to tell from the living we have done: times of laughter and celebration; moments of closeness and transformative intimacy; and times of difficult challenges overcome or endured.

And sometimes the best way to tell the truth is through fiction. The final segment of this evening will be notes on how best to take the material of your lives and use it to create great short stories, poetry, or longer works of fiction.

If you have a story—or many stories—from your life that you’ve been longing to put onto the page, come out for this evening of writing lessons to help get you started, or help you continue with your project.

 

 

Sue Reynolds has been facilitating writing groups and helping writers write and get published for nearly 20 years now.

She was awarded the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism for her work teaching writing to incarcerated women in the Ontario Jail system.

She’s a former president of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, past Vice Chair of the national Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs, and is one of the top creative writing teachers in Canada – LinkedIn just acknowledged her as one of the top 1% most endorsed for Creative Writing in Canada.

 

Sue’s workshops are engaging and very popular – why not sign up now and reserve your spot?

 

 

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Sue Reynolds and James Dewar are both certified in the AWA (Amherst Writers & Artists) method of leading workshops.

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