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April 2017

Writing@Baxter: Susan Olding

April 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS WITH ESTEEMED WRITERS Email info@baxterartscentre.org for more information Susan OLDING FRIDAY APRIL 28 9:00am to 12:00pm $42 Structure in the Memoir and Personal Essay The itch to write begins with an anecdote or an experience you want to share, a memory or an image, a question or an idea you want to explore. But what’s next? Where should you start? How should you proceed? How do you decide what to include and what to leave out when your…

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October 2017


October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

J.D. (DAVID) CARPENTER Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $40. THEN & NOW—PUBLISHING OPTIONS for TODAY’S WRITER Times have changed in the world of books. Until the turn of the century, writers chose either commercial publishing or self-publishing but in 2017 exciting and viable options are available, including co-op publishing, zines, blogging, and social media. This class will provide insight into these alternatives, but will focus on which form of publishing is right for you, how to…

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November 2017

Catherine Bush Writing@Baxter

November 24, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

CELEBRATED AUTHOR AND CREATIVE WRITING TEACHER COMING TO BAXTER! CATHERINE BUSH 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…

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March 2018

Writing@Baxter K. Kuitenbrouwer

March 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

What is Creativity? Monday, March 19,2018 9:30 am to 12.30 pm $45 Materials for drawing exercises supplied by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer What is creativity? Where does your imagination come from? In this workshop you will have an opportunity to get your hands dirty. You will work through a series of exercises designed to remind your body and your mind how to play. You will draw and doodle (play!) your way toward story. Mess around! Stop thinking and start doing! Let’s see…

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April 2018

Graphic Narratives: Intro to Making Comics with Martha Newbigging

April 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graphic from “Research Ate My Brain: The Panic-Proof Guide to Surviving Homework”, by Martha Newbigging, Annick Press Make a Comic Book! Graphic Narratives with Martha Newbigging Writing with pictures for non-artists - an introduction to making comics. SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018 1:00 to 4:00pm COST: $45 Materials: All materials supplied by the artist. Audience:  Ages 14 and up. No drawing experience necessary. Course is limited to 10 students. Please register early. Questions? Email Elizabeth Etue: writing@baxterartscentre.org Writing with pictures for non-artists: an…

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October 2018

The Paint Never Dries with Michael Redhill is Sold Out!

October 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Paint Never Dries is a talk on the art and importance of revision. Topics covered in the talk include the first draft, modes of revision, outside readers, being edited, self-discipline, and letting go. The talk is 1.5-2hrs in length and includes a Q&A. This talk is appropriate for all ages. Michael Redhill continues to teach regularly for The Humber School of Writing, in the Creative Writing by Correspondence program, and he is an adjunct professor in the creative writing departments of…

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The Modern Mystery with Michael Redhill aka Inger Ash Wolfe

October 22, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

1:30 to 5 pm $50.00 per person The Modern Mystery is a workshop that explores how the 21st century mystery writer approaches the genre. It will include both discussion and in-class exercises intended to focus the participants’ attention on particular aspects of the genre, including exercises on opening lines, basic plotting, and how to create a three-dimensional criminal. The workshop is 4-4.5 hours in length. The workshop is best for people who have at least a little experience writing as well as…

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November 2018

Writing with Passion, not Pathos with Carol Off – Sold Out!

November 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For anyone interested in writing. How do we communicate emotion without sentimentality? It’s a question both fiction and non-fiction writers grapple with and rarely achieve. Yet it defines the very difference between art and kitsch. In this workshop, Carol will discuss ways to bring heart into a story while avoiding schmaltz. a.unii-listing-button { display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 0; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; margin-bottom: 0; font-family: sans-serif; } a.unii-medium { padding: 11px 19px; font-size: 17.5px; -webkit-border-radius: 6px; -moz-border-radius:…

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October 2019

Behind the Scenes in Canadian Publishing with Hilary McMahon

October 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

Do you dream of being published? Are you curious about how the industry works? Literary agent Hilary McMahon will share wisdom and stories about today's complex publishing business, including why you need an agent, and how to get one. Hilary McMahon is a literary agent and executive vice-president at Westwood Creative Artists, one of Canada's oldest and most respected literary agencies.  She represents more than 150 writers, including Charlotte Gray, Susin Nielsen, Nicole Lundrigan and Glenn Dixon. For more information…

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November 2019

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop CANCELLED

November 30, 2019
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada
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