Upcoming Courses

University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

Generating Stories I

Offered: October 25-November 22, 2016, Tuesday nights, 7-9 pm

The story already exists within you; it’s time to set it on the page. This course is designed to unearth your fictional, mythical and true-life stories that are waiting to be told. Weekly at-home and in-class assignments will inspire you to create poems, memoirs and stories. You do not need to have a manuscript in progress in order to take, and benefit from, this course.

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Baxter Arts Centre, Bloomfield Ontario

Prose & Poetry Getaway (in conjunction with poet Catherine Graham)

Offered: November 12, 2016, weekend program

Add creative tools to your writing through poetry, and use rhythm and reverberation in your prose.

Writing@Baxter presents a weekend retreat workshop with poet Catherine Graham and novelist Ken Murray. Enjoy a weekend in beautiful Prince Edward County with 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 vice versa.

Schedule: Saturday, November 12

9:30-11:30 am   

Welcome and Introduction followed by poetry session – Catherine Graham. Compression, image, metaphor, voice—adding tools to your writing toolbox through poetry.

11:30-1:30  Lunch Break/Writing Time


Prose session — Ken Murray. Novel, Memoir, Short Story…finding rhythm and reverberation.


Short readings by instructors and students, with comments from instructors.

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