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Introduction to Creative Writing

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Have you always dreamed of being a writer but haven't been sure how or where to begin?

Explore your creativity in this course! Learn the essentials of prose and poetry writing and learn how to build on the basics and find your own unique creative voice. Whether you want to write for yourself, your close friends and family, or you aspire to turn writing into a career, this course will serve as an entry point into your creative potential.

Through a series of writing workshops, reading exercises, and open dialogue with the instructor and other classmates, students will expand their idea of what is possible on the page. Each student will receive extensive feedback on their work, and learn how to think critically about writing from both a creative and a technical standpoint.

Writers of all experience levels are welcome!

No materials required.

Course details

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 25 to April 19, 2021 (10 weeks - no class Feb. 15, March 1, & April 5)
Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Offered online
Course fee: $175 (+ HST) *Save 15% if you register before Jan. 11, 2021*
Instructor: Fawn Parker

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About the instructor

Fawn Parker is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and editor based in Fredericton. She is the author of Set-Point (ARP, 2019), Jolie Laide (Palimpsest, 2021), and Dumbshow (ARP, 2021). Her short story "FEED MACHINE" was longlisted for the 2020 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Fawn is the recipient of the Irving Layton Award for Fiction (2017) and the Adam Penn Gilders Award for Creative Writing (2019). She is co-founder of BAD NUDES Magazine, BAD BOOKS Press, and president of The Parker Agency. Fawn teaches "Creating an Online Literary Magazine" at the University of Toronto SCS. She is represented by Stephanie Sinclair at CookeMcDermid.

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