Upcoming Events


How to Build Your Story: Plotting Novels and Writing Short Stories

Saturday, October 20th, 10am-4pm

Community Room of the Waterloo Region Police Service North Division, 45 Columbia St E, Waterloo (Map)

This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel and will give you the best tips on writing short stories. We’ll also look at where to get your stories published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing.

Guest speaker Hannah Mary McKinnon is the author of The Neighbors, a dark, suspenseful  woman’s fiction novel published in March 2018 by MIRA (HarperCollins USA) and Time After Time, published in June 2016 by AVON (HarperCollins UK), a novel about love, loss and second chances that’s full of humour. Hannah’s third book, Her Secret Son, was also acquired by MIRA and launches next spring.

When she’s not writing novels for adults, Hannah’s three boys give her plenty of material for children’s books.

At the workshop, Hannah will be speaking about the different trial and error approaches she’s used to plot her novels and short stories. She’ll also be sharing her story of her writing career so far.

Visit Hannah’s website http://hannahmarymckinnon.com/

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Fee for Canadian Authors Association members: $39.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance or $46.90 + 13% hst = $53 at the door

Fee: $43.36 + 13% hst = $49 paid in advance or $46.90 + 13% hst = $53 at the door

To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and, if time allows, mail it to:
Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6

Or if you do on-line banking, you can pay by Interac.

To reserve a spot now, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

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Critique Circle

Sunday, October 28th, 1pm

Community Room of the Waterloo Region Police Service North Division, 45 Columbia St E, Waterloo (Map)

Submissions are due by October 14th, please contact Mark mbaker@analecta.com for details or to join.

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Critique Circle

Sunday, November 25th, 1pm

Community Room of the Waterloo Region Police Service North Division, 45 Columbia St E, Waterloo (Map)

Submissions are due by November 11th, please contact Mark mbaker@analecta.com for details or to join.

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