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Southbank Writers' Program in Surrey

Many writers need inspiration, motivation, and structure to produce great work. With this in mind, Simon Fraser University has designed the new part-time Southbank Writers' Program especially for writers who want to pursue their passion during the summer. Focusing on fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry, SFU will bring out the story inside you through creative writing courses, workshops, mentoring, and opportunities to read your work in public. Why not join the program and finish your novel, turn your collection of poems or memoirs into a book, or publish an article or two?

There, my contribution to program promotion. I should also mention that aside from the fact the program offers indepth study, a prolonged inspiration-through-deadline opportunity, and a sense of community over a three-month period (May 26 - August 18, 2012), it also includes me. I've been asked to teach at Southbank, and I'll be offering a class on dialogue in early July (which I'm really looking forward to). So, if this sounds like what you've been waiting for in a writing program, why not either download the brochure, or go to SFU's Southbank Writers' Program in Surrey webpage? I'm hoping you'll be glad you did.

If you do join the program, here are the instructors you might meet:

Alison Acheson
Brian Payton
Caroline Adderson
Claudia Cornwall
Crawford Kilian
Ellen Schwartz
Hal Wake
Heidi Greco
Jami Macarty
Jane Silcott
John Mavin
Kathryn Shoemaker
kc dyer
Lois Peterson
Nancy Lee
Nancy Warren
Wayde Compton

And here's what they're teaching:

  • Blogging for Writers
  • Creating Unique Characters: The Backbone of Story
  • Dialogue is Not Conversation: Using the Spoken Word Effectively in Fiction
  • Ethics and Legal Issues for Writers
  • Narrative Non-Fiction: A Matter of Perspective
  • Online Research for Non-Fiction Writers
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
  • Sounds Like, Looks Like, and Feels Like Poetry
  • Writing Fiction

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