Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Courses & workshops: Learning

Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $226

Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18 at 6:30pm (2 hours)

Want to write but not sure where to start? Looking for inspiration or have a great idea for a story? Intro to Creative Writing is the perfect way to jumpstart your creative process and turn your ideas into reality.

This course, taught by bestselling novelist Brian Francis, is specifically designed for emerging and recreational writers wanting to get back into the game of writing or to polish their skills.

Throughout the six-week course, you’ll learn valuable tools and tips, including:

Character Development: Make your characters pop off the page

Dialogue: Find out the secrets of good dialogue

Setting: How does place impact your story?

Plot: Keep your readers glued to the page

Structure: Learn how to layout your story for maximum impact

Endings: Questions you need to answer before wrapping things up

Classes are always fun, intimate and supportive. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback from the instructor and fellow classmates about your writing.

Registrants will also receive a one-year supporter subscription to the IFOA weekly series, or an additional one-year extension to an existing subscription.

About instructor Brian Francis:

Brian Francis’ most recent novel, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of 2011. His first novel, Fruit, was a 2009 Canada Reads finalist.


What a past registrant had to say:

I signed up for IFOA’s Intro to Creative Writing course with an idea: to publish a collection of GTA bike stories. The instructor, Brian Francis, was a terrific encourager. Through feedback from both Brian and the class, my stories started taking shape and I began finding my voice. As a result, I’ve gone on to publish my book. This Road Continues One Block North has been featured on Global Television, in The Globe and Mail and a number of other media outlets. The Intro to Creative Writing course gave me the inspirationand confidenceto pursue my dream of becoming a published author.

– Christine Bruce