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March 2016

Writing@Baxter: Ken Murray

March 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Your Memoir: Dare To Shake It Up with Ken Murray March 23 1 to 4 pm A writer’s work benefits by imagining many angles on a story. Memoirs often sputter when the writer hasn’t taken the time to explore and consider what was seen, heard, and known by people outside of the writer’s own perspective. But exercising imagination in this way is powerful, even when dealing with factual stories, because it often identifies ways to make the memoir stronger. In…

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April 2016

Writing@Baxter: Shani Mootoo

April 1, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Friday, repeating until April 8, 2016

Master Class in Short Fiction with Shani Mootoo March 4, April 1, April 8, April 27 1:30 to 4:30pm Shani’s workshop will focus on fiction – short stories or the novel. This master class will be part workshop, and part instruction with an emphasis on the elements of writing that make strong stories – voice, character development, plot, subplot and structure. This will also be a forum to discuss and wrestle with the multi-faceted process of creating a work of…

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Writing@Baxter: Shani Mootoo

April 27, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Master Class in Short Fiction with Shani Mootoo March 4, April 1, April 8, April 27 1:30 to 4:30pm Shani’s workshop will focus on fiction – short stories or the novel. This master class will be part workshop, and part instruction with an emphasis on the elements of writing that make strong stories – voice, character development, plot, subplot and structure. This will also be a forum to discuss and wrestle with the multi-faceted process of creating a work of…

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June 2016

Writing@BAXTER: Andrew Binks

June 24, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ANDREW BINKS Start Your Screenplay Today! Friday June 24 1:30 - 4:30 This afternoon workshop will stimulate your screenwriting creative juices as you learn and practice the essentials of screenwriting, from the elevator pitch, the treatment, formatting, and helpful writing tips, to where to send your final draft. Your imagination will know no boundaries! Andrew Binks is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. He has numerous publications including novels, short…

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July 2016

Writing@BAXTER: Rita di Ghent

July 9, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

RITA di GHENT Storytelling for Song Saturday July 9 1:30 -4:30 This workshop is for writers of all ilk’s: no musical skills or knowledge of music is required.  Lyric writing is a form of compact storytelling. The lyric writer has a short space of time within which to convey an experience, a moment in time, an opinion, or story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. When creating "prosody in a confined space", a songwriter distils huge amounts of…

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August 2016

Writing@BAXTER: Ken Murray

August 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2016

KEN MURRAY Creative Writing: Putting Your Story in Motion Monday August 1 to Thursday August 4 10am to 3pm Sign up now for a four day creative writing summer retreat! Ideal for both experienced writers and novices alike, who write fiction or non-fiction. Participants will write new work and develop skills and tools to revisit, revise and improve works-in-progress. Critically acclaimed author and County resident Ken Murray will focus on getting your story started, and will help bring out your…

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September 2016

Writing@Baxter: Susan Olding

September 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

writing@Baxter Susan OLDING Monday Sept. 19 9:30am to 12:00pm $70 A New Leaf: Cultivating a creative plan You know what you really want to work on. That character or story or memory has been germinating in the back of your mind for months or even years. Maybe you’ve even produced a partial draft. But between the demands of your day job and your kids or your aging parents, it’s tough to make time for writing. And when you do sit…

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October 2016

Writing@Baxter: Susan Olding

October 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day 19 of the month, repeating until November 2, 2016

Wed. Oct. 19 & Nov. 2 Susan OLDING 9:30am to 12:00pm $140 includes both workshops What To Do When the I’s Get Weary: Point of view in non-fiction Are you ready to move beyond the basics?  To experiment with form? Do you struggle with how to make you a character in your story? This two-part class is for you! Honest, authentic, and intimate—or narcissistic, limiting, and limited? Whether you consider the first person voice a glory or a curse, it…

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November 2016

Writing@Baxter: Graham & Murray

November 12, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Catherine GRAHAM & Ken MURRAY NOVEMBER 12 9:30 to 4:30 $140 Suitable for novice and experienced writers alike Prose & Poetry Getaway Add creative tools to your writing through poetry, and use rhythm and reverberation in your prose Writing@Baxter presents a one day workshop with poet Catherine Graham and novelist Ken Murray – two teaching writers who will work with you on your prose or poetry, but also with a focus on how prose is helped by writing poetry, and…

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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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