CELEBRATED AUTHOR AND CREATIVE WRITING TEACHER COMING TO BAXTER!
Friday November 24, 2017 1:00 to 4:00pm SOLD OUT! (Note the afternoon time) $45.00
Audience: fiction and non-fiction writers welcome
THREE CRUCIAL ASPECTS OF WRITING: A WORKSHOP
Have you ever wished to expand your writing skills, break free of habit and push yourself out of your comfort zone? Catherine Bush, novelist and Coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph, leads a workshop that combines discussion and exercises to engage with three crucial aspects of writing fiction: accessing emotion, paying attention to the world, and working with formal constraints. The goal is to help you go deeper, heighten your technical and perceptual skills, and find the play and liveliness at the heart of writing. It is geared to writers at all stages of their writing practice. Serious discussion enlivened by playful exercises opens writers to ways of writing and thinking about writing that may be new to them.
Catherine Bush is the author of four novels. Her work has been critically acclaimed, published internationally and shortlisted for literary awards. Accusation was one of NOW magazine’s Best Ten Books of 2013, an Amazon.ca Best Book and a Canada Reads Top 40 pick. Minus Time, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Books in Canada/SmithBooks First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Her second novel, The Rules of Engagement was a national bestseller and chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and one of the Globe and Mail’s Best Books of the Year. Her third novel, Claire’s Head , was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award and was a Globe Best Book of the Year. www.catheringbush.com