Writing 12

In our creative writing workshop you’ll learn to power up your imagination beside fellow young writers. Discover how to create, remember, find, borrow, and steal inspiration for your stories, poems, memoirs, essays, comics, and more. Learn the rules of the trade and see if you can’t break them. We will engage with the entire writing process: from idea to first draft, from analysis to revision. We’ll talk technically, about the nitty-gritty details of how to get your sentence popping off the page, and we’ll find our way through larger questions like “What drives a writer to do their crazy job in the first place?” By the end of the year, you’ll have found confidence in your ideas, purpose in your work, and beauty in your words.

 

Your Teacher (Fridays) – Lauren Bell

The size of her town and her love for learning encouraged her to study how to juggle, rolla bolla, spin plates, throw knives, and even stiltwalk. Upon graduating from highschool she turned towards the more academic studies of ancient civilizations and the stories of the past. Now, with a completed Bachelor’s Degree in History and a minor in English, Lauren is tutoring English and Humanities at BrainBoost. Her favourite past times include reading, writing, video-gaming, preparing gourmet meals, and drawing.

Your Teacher (Wednesdays) – Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson is an internationally published author and artist, originally from New Brunswick. His first novel, A Matter of Life and Death Or Something (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012), was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, translated into Spanish and Romanian, and prompted CBC Books to name him one of “Ten Canadian Writers to Watch.” He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UBC. He has taught various art and writing workshops, and he helped to build Word Wrestlers, UBC’s creative writing summer camp for kids. As a teacher he emphasizes the value of experimentation, imagination, collaboration, and play, and loves learning alongside his students and stoking their natural curiosity. In his spare time you’ll find him making books, cooking, drawing, watching the Toronto Raptors, and skateboarding. His most recent book is a self-published collection of stories called Good Dog.

How much does it cost?
$2000.00

When is it?
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM

OR

Fridays 1:00-2:00 PM

What are the dates?
Full Year: September 8th – June 18th

What ages is it appropriate for?
14 – 19

What credit can be earned?

TBD

 

Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
For full details on our cancellation policy, please our Payment & Cancellation Policy page.