CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012
Join instructor Gwynn Scheltema on the ultimate journey to your personal creative core. You’ll learn what limits you and how to replace that with techniques to free your creativity and boost your self-confidence and productivity.
Wednesdays 7 – 9pm
Starts May 15th
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A 6-week course with Dorothea Helms, The Writing Fairy®
Tuesday evenings 7 to 9:00 p.m.
April 2 through May 7, 2013 (6 weeks)
Need a kick in the butt from The Writing Fairy®? Dorothea Helms has polished her work boots and is ready to teach this brand new course designed to take you in new directions with your writing.
Explore fiction and nonfiction in more depth, building on the skills gained from basic creative writing courses. Enliven your characters, spiff up your dialogue, create plot twists and turns, apply fiction techniques to your nonfiction. Write inside the box, outside the box, then smash the box and dance on top of it with words you don’t even know you have inside of you.
This course is appropriate for new and experienced writers who are ready to take the next step in living out their passion for words.
Are you looking for answers to the challenges in your life?
Would you like to explore a tool that helps you access your own reserves of wisdom?
Introduction to SoulCollage®
SoulCollage® is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the many parts of the Self. This is a creative process accessible to everyone–even those people who believe they have no artistic ability.
Using imagination and intuition, each participant creates his or her own deck of collaged cards from simple materials: magazine images, photographs, scissors, glue, and heavy card. Each card represents some aspect of the Self; this practice honors the personal journey of each individual, and promotes personal growth and self-acceptance.
Once individual SoulCollage® cards have been created, participants are invited to step deeper into each card through journaling, visualization and other activities.
March 6th – April 10th and April 17th – May 22nd – Do one or both sessions.
Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:00
Do you have a hard time making sure that you get to your writing?
Each week this group will focus on some aspect of the writing craft, as well as writing in class to prompts designed to support each writer in his or her process. Leave each class with new pieces of writing begun to inspire you through the coming week and new understanding of techniques designed to improve your skills as a memoirist or fiction writer. Continue reading
There has been some confusion regarding the time slot for this workshop – Terry’s workshop will run from 10 – 3pm on Sunday March 3rd.
Terry Fallis’ path to commercial success as an author was unconventional to say the least. He broke all the rules as he built an audience for his first self-published novel. On a whim he entered The Best Laid Plans into the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour — and won. The rest, as they say, is history…
There is more to success than just beautiful writing. Each unique voice needs to find an appreciative reader. In this two part workshop, Terry will discuss methods to build an audience for your writing and then enter into a dialogue about the art and science of outlining because once you have an audience hooked, you want to make sure they will want want to stick around through the final chapter.
Sunday, March 3rd, 10am-3pm
One Day Workshops with the Masters (click on the for more information and to register)
* Weaving the Love Story into your Work with Susanna Kearsley – Sat. February 9th
* Building an Audience for your Writing & Engineering Your Novel: the Art and Science of Outlining with Terry Fallis – Sunday March 3rd
* The Receptive Writer with Alissa York – Sun., April 14th
* Time with the Editor with Douglas Gibson – Sun. April 28th
$85+HST per class or All Four for $300+HST
Feb 2/3 Comedy Improv Workshops – with Daniel Bagg and Christina Demunda
Feb 4th Learn to Draw with Sarah Holtby
Feb 5th, 2013 Writing Down the Winter A 6-week Writing Exploration with Dorothea Helms, The Writing Fairy®
Feb 5th The Un-Drawing Course with Fly Freeman
Feb 9th, 2013 Weaving the Love Story Into Your Work with Susanna Kearsley
Feb 10, 2013 Natural Horsemanship Workshop with Licensed Parelli Professional Judy Griffiths
Jan 9, 2013, Pen in Hand, Ink on Page – Five weeks of writing with instructor and certified AWA leader, Sue Reynolds, Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:00
Jan 9, 2013, A TASTE OF INK – A 6-week Writing Exploration with James Dewar, Dorothea Helms and/or Sue Reynolds
Wednesday evenings 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Jan 16, 2013 6:30pm dinner, 7:30 discussion Blue Heron Book club – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jan 17, 2013 7-9pm Life Drawing Sessions – in Blue Heron Studio
Jan 23, 2013 7-9pm In conjunction with Passionate Cook’s Essentials, we welcome Vegan Raw Chef, Doug McNish, author of Eat Raw, Eat Well
Jan. 27, 2013 11am-1pm Books and Brunch with Linden MacIntyre author of The Bishop’s Man and Why Men Lie, at Wooden Sticks Golf Club
Blue Heron is:
When you walk through the doors of Blue Heron Books you feel as if you’ve come home. The warmth and personal touch of Shelley Macbeth and her staff is exceeded only by the fabulous and extensive selection of books available. Young, old, and everyone in between will find the perfect book. Blue Heron Books is a true gem. —