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November 23, 2008

Classes, Workshops, and Storytelling
& Presentations
     Presented by Lois Peterson       

Writing From Life / Story, Plot & Theme / To Market / Write On!


Contact me if you'd like me to present a workshop for your conference,

organization, or writing group.

Librarians and teachers: Check here for information about
Magic arpet Storytelling workshops for kids


Unless indicated by an asterisk *, the workshops & courses below are presented through
Surrey Continuing Education.
For registration, updates, corrections, etc. check at the time of registering or confirm with the CE website.   


Writing From Life

Thurs. Jan 15 - Feb. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. / $119 / 6 sessions
Princess Margaret School

In this dynamic course that includes writing, brainstorming, list making and discussion, you’ll identify all kinds of germs, ideas, opinions and stories to write about, and gain insights into craft elements to help you turn them into compelling prose and poetry.  Beginners and experienced writers are welcome.


Story, Plot and Theme
Sat. Feb. 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / $75
Johnston Heights, 15350-99 Ave, Surrey, BC  604-594-2000  
This workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers offers strategies for creating complete stories driven by compelling themes. Participants will come away with tips and tools for moving their ideas from concept to reality, and have new insights into how to create stories that satisfy readers. Be prepared to write, brainstorm, discuss your ideas, and learn from each other. Bring a lunch.

*Writing for Children - Panel*
Monday, Feb 23, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Vancouver Public Library Main branch
Presented by CWILL BC

To Market, To Market
Wednesdays, April 8-22, 7 - 9:30 p.m. / $89 / 3 Sessions
Semiahmoo Secondary School
There are no secrets to finding a good home for your work. But this short course will introduce you to basic marketing principles, offer ways to identify the best publishers and publications for your work, and give you the skills for preparing submissions that get read.    

*Journaling: Writing to Remember, Writing to Forget*
Tuesday - Thursday (residential) date tba.
Check back for details.
Painter's Lodge, Vancouver Island

Write On!
Sat. May 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / $75 / 1 session
Johnston Heights School, 15350-99 Ave, Surrey, BC  604-594-2000  
Whether you’ve never written a word, or need a refresher to get back on course, this energetic workshop will help you get started and keep going with writing prompts, exercises, discussion and a whole bunch of helpful handouts and resources. Be prepared to write a lot! Bring a lunch.

Updated November 23, 2008