Writing workshop at Sybil Andrews

Writers workshop at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Campbell River kicks off next month

Writers who want to brush up on their skills and get some feedback from peers may be interested in a Writer’s Workshop that starts this fall with the Campbell River Arts Council.

Jeanette Taylor and Annette Yourk will lead five bi-monthly sessions from October 4 to November 29 on Saturday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. at the Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point.

Yourk and Taylor will serve as alternate facilitators of this program, which is akin to a structured writers group. Each session will include guided discussion and exercises on specific writing craft themes, along with an opportunity to get and give peer feedback.

The format for the latter will vary. Some weeks participants will read their work aloud in class in small groups. On other occasions participants will submit writing in advance to get and give a more detailed response.

The instructors will guide participants through specific writing craft themes at each session, with exercises and discussion. Registrants should have specific writing projects as the focus for class exercises, and they should be prepared to undertake some writing between classes. For peer reviews, participants will take time to read and respond both in class and between sessions.

The fee for the Writers’ Workshop is $130, which includes a binder of articles about writing craft. Register at Campbell River Arts Council at 250-923-0213. Check the instructors’ site www.thescribes.ca for more details. (While you’re there have a look at Taylor’s and Yourk’s blog, The Writers’ Study.)