READ LIKE A {FEMALE} WRITER

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READ LIKE A {FEMALE} WRITER

400.00

'READ LIKE A WRITER' COURSE: A BOOK CLUB ON STEROIDS

EVERYONE WELCOME BUT ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Best-selling novelist, Jennifer Egan, says it best: "Reading is the nourishment that feeds the kind of writing you want to do"

Are you a writer or want to be a writer? My first advice to every writer who wants to start anything- a blog, a novel, a book of short stories- is READ READ READ. It's through reading the masters that we learn what good writing sounds like and the tips and tricks to getting there ourselves- how to write blazingly realistic dialogue, how to shape characters that readers fall head-over-heels in love with, how to deal with bumpy plots and smooth resolutions.

In the 'Read Like A Writer' Course, we'll focus on reading acclaimed contemporary Canadian female authors who encourage us to understand the current history of literature we women are joining, teach us what fantastic writing sounds like, and inspire us to learn from their distinct voices.

Each month, we will meet together to discuss the current book on the list- what we loved, hated, and were inspired by- followed by a lesson on what we can learn from the writer's style. What makes Miriam Toews' dialogue so hilarious and realistic? Why can we picture Alice Munro's small town characters so clearly? How do we move through time like Emma Hooper? Through reading the masters, we'll learn to steal their tricks, be inspired by their writing styles, and grow into better writers by becoming discerning readers.

WHAT YOU GET FOR THIS FEE ($50/month)

- 16 hours of curriculum and teaching in good strong writing ($50/month)
- Option to source your own books (FREE)
- Coffee/tea/wine (optional) included (FREE)

DATES/CURRICULUM: The class will run every second Thursday of each month from November 2017 - June 2018.
Those dates fall as follows:

Nov. 9, 2017 - "WORDS"
Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

TBA - "SENTENCES"
The Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant

Jan. 11, 2018 - "PARAGRAPHS"
Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Feb. 8, 2018 - "NARRATION"
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Mar. 8, 2018 - "CHARACTER"
The Best Kind Of People by Zoe Whittall

April 12, 2018 - "DIALOGUE"
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

May 10, 2018 - "DETAILS"
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

June 14, 2018 - "GESTURE"
This Cake Is For The Party by Sarah Selecky

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