Writing Workshops & Courses

2019 Fall Masterclass Poetry & Prose Courses – Moncton NB

2019 Fall Poetry Masterclass**

Fall/Winter – $500 $450 if registered before Sept. 7th, 2019!
This 8 week masterclass style course begins September 16th, 2019 and is held Monday nights from 7-9pm. Writers of all levels and style are welcome. Participants will have the chance to read a wide variety of poetry and compose their own poems. Some theory and techinque will be taught. Each student will also give a five minute informal presentation on the poetic subject of their choice. Writers will be workshopping their poems each session. Each student will have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ open mics. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Payment plans are available. Discount offered for those interested in take both courses concurrently.

2019 Fall Prose Masterclass**

Fall/Winter – $500 $450 if registered before Sept. 7th, 2019!
This 8 week masterclass style course begins September 17th, 2019 and is held Tuesday nights from 7-9pm. Writers of all levels and style are welcome. Participants will have the chance to read a wide variety of prose (fiction, genre, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction) and compose their own stories, flash fiction, essays, etc. Some theory and techinque will be taught. Each student will also give an informal five minute presentation on the prose subject of their choice. Writers will be workshopping their prose each session. Each student will also have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ open mics. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Payment plans are available. Discount offered for those interested in take both courses concurrently.

**If it is more convenient for the group, the week day and time can be changed (e.g. on Sundays from 2-4pm rather than Monday from 7-9pm).

Healing with Writing Workshops – Moncton NB

In these 2 hour collaborative workshops, we explore different techniques to empower and heal ourselves using writing. Affordable and centred around building skills each participant can use daily to promote self-care and achieve what is most important to them. Visit Spirit Fox Wellness or call/text Shannon Edgett at 506-875-4672.

Writing Workshops

Writing “You”: Representing Yourself in Poetry

3 hours
A collaborative workshop that demonstrates how each poet is their own best source of inspiration. Centred in concepts of identity and the many ways in which we can write from ourselves to the world around us. This workshop examines some of Canada’s best poets and their interpretations of their deepest emotions, conflicts, and life changing experiences. For writers of all levels.

The Poet’s Pilgrimage

Part I: The Road – 4 hours
Denser than fiction and with the potential to be more wonderous than most prose writing, poetry moves and inspires us in a very profound way. But how do poets choose their subject matter and execute their powerful, complex ideas? This collabortaive workshop offers insight, exercises, and methods to create formative cerebral structures to take poetry to the next level.
Part II: The Shrine – 4 hours
Once the poet has established structure, greater thought is required to achieve succinct execution of their content. So, how do poets elevate their writing? How does a poet create focus and attention to detail to create a poem as a world unto itself? How are connections made with the reader to communicate deeply felt emotions or serious subject matter? This collaborative workshop offers insight, exercises, and methods to plot and elevate the best in your writing.

The Female Narrative

3 hours
What does it mean to be a female or female-identifying writer and to write yourself, other women, and the world around you? How does inspiration and subject matter differ in a female narrative? Many female/female-identifying writers have experienced a devaluing of their writing and self-expression, which has discouraged them from sharing their work. Exploring themes of the body, gender, place, and self-expression by writers of the female space and soul. Followed by a workshop that empowers each participant to claim their voice and write their narrative as they envision it. Open to writers of poetry and prose, of any gender/non-binary.

Flawed Fiction

2 hours
Are you a great storyteller or an excellent writer? Fiction is often informally divided between these two ideas. To achieve either of these goals, we have to train our minds to let go of reflexive writing habits that stall our narratives. A fun, collaborative workshop that examines common errors in prose writing and patches them up with fast fixes.

Confess Through Creative Nonfiction

3 hours
Have you always wanted to write your memoirs or an autobiography but are held back due to extenuating circumstances? Creative Nonfiction is a great outlet. Factual but often narrative-driven, Creative Nonfiction allows you to streamline events and timelines, bend or exagerate the truth for effect (always within reason, of course) and introduce less traditional elements into your life story. An excellent resource for those looking to heal trauma through writing.

Nonfiction No Fun?

2 hours
Are you a creative writer who struggles to write nonfiction? Do you find it dry, boring? There are many kinds of nonfiction and various ways to approach it. This workshop examines the differences between creative and nonfiction writing, how to make the mental shift to write nonfiction, and some tactics and approaches to writing within this varied and interesting genre.

Writing for the Workplace

2 hours
Has your company suggested that you could improve your writing skills? Or perhaps you just find the process of technical writing frustrating? This workshop teaches the basics of writing for your job and communicating clearly in writing to others. Workshop can be geared to your field and specialty.

Wander in Writing Walking Workshops

2 hours
Finding inspiration or new methods of expression can be challenging for writers at any level. These walking workshops bring participants to quotidian and scenic venues around the Greater Moncton, Shediac, Sackville, and Hillsborough areas to probe the essence of a place. Participants will engage with the expected, discover unexpected details, and hone their skills in describing place, person, and beyond. Excellent for poets, lyric fiction writers, artists, photographers, and those suffering the dreaded writer’s block! Visit Kayla G.’s Facebook page for more information. 2019 Dates: June 23 & 30, July 14, September,October. & December. TBD

Creative Writing Courses

Introduction to Creative Writing

Summer – $250
This 4 week course is held one night a week or on Sunday for 2 hours. Best for beginner writers or those who have never written before. Participants will spend two weeks reading and writing in different prose styles and two weeks reading and writing poetry. Writers will be workshopping their writing each session.

Introduction to Poetry

Fall/Winter – $500
This 8 week course begins in September and is held one night a week or no Saturday for 2 hours. Best for beginning poets or writers new to poetry. Participants will have the chance to read a wide variety of poetry and compose their own poems. Some theory and techinque will be taught. Each student will also give a five minute informal presentation on the poetic subject of their choice. Writers will be workshopping their poems each session. Each student will have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ open mics. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Payment plans are available.

Intermediate Poetry

Winter/Spring – $500
This 8 week course is held one night a week or on Saturday for 2 hours. Best for participants who are comfortable writing poetry or have been writing poetry for some time but would like to elevate their work. Participants will have the chance to read a wide variety of poetry and compose their own poems. Intermediate theory and techinque will be taught. Each student will also give a short presentation on the poetic subject of their choice. Writers will be workshopping their poems each session. Each student will have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ triannual open mics.

Advanced Poetry

Spring – $600
This 6 week intensive course is held one night a week or on Saturday for 2 hours. Best for poets seeking to hone their skills or venture into new territory with their writing. Advanced theory will be offered. Each student will have the opportunity to explore alternative forms of thought and inspiration. Writers will be workshopping their poems each session. Each student will also have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ triannual open mics.

Introduction to Prose

Fall/Winter – $500
This 8 week course begins in September and is held one night a week or on Sunday for 2 hours. Best for beginning prose writers or those new to prose. Participants will have the chance to read a wide variety of prose (fiction, genre, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction) and compose their own stories, flash fiction, essays, etc. Some theory and techinque will be taught. Each student will also give a short five minute presentation on the prose subject of their choice. Writers will be workshopping their prose each session. Each student will also have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ open mics. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. Payment plans are available.

Intermeditate Prose

Winter/Spring – $500
This 8 week course is held one night a week or on Saturday for 2 hours. Best for participants who are comfortable writing prose or have been writing fiction, genre fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction for some time but would like to elevate their work. Participants will have the chance to read a wide variety of prose and compose their own stories, flash fiction, essays, etc. Intermediate theory and technique will be taught. Each student will also give a short presentation on the prose subject of their choice. Writers will be workshopping their prose each session. Each student will also have the chance to be featured at one of the Attic Owl Reading Series’ triannual open mics.

Payment Information

*Advance enrollment is required for all courses and a $100 non-refundable deposit must be made a minimum of one week before classes begin. Payment plans are available, please don’t hesitate to ask :). Late enrollment may be considered, please email to discuss. Minimum of 5 participants required.

Missed the Enrollement Date?

Have you missed the beginning of a writing course by two weeks and know others who would like to join you? I would be happy to hold a private course for you. Please email for details. *Minimum of 3 participants required.

Location Moncton NB, Canada Phone 506-233-5933 E-mail kaylagwrites@gmail.com Hours M-F: 9AM - 10PM, Sat: 10AM - 4PM Sun: By Appointment
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