IN PERSON Creative Writing Basics Level One (EVENING)
Thursdays | 8 weeks | Begins October 5, 2023 | 7-9pm
Instructor: Laura Nicol
MEMBER PRICE: $300.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $400.00
Creative Writing Basics Level One will introduce students to the basics of character, plot, dialogue and setting through discussion, free fall writing, practical writing exercises and mutual feedback. Students will learn about conflict, exposition, dramatic arc, world building and how to use literary devices in creative writing. This is a class for beginners who are setting out on their creative writing journey as well as writers wishing to refresh their skills.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Laura Nicol is a Calgary-based writer of fiction and non-fiction whose work has appeared in The Malahat Review, The Globe and Mail, and Existere. In 2017 she won the Brenda Strathern Memorial Prize for her work-in-progress and is currently revisioning that story into one for young adults under the guidance of Stacey Kondla of The Rights Factory. She holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC and is passionate about helping writers find their stories.