Aspiring to write but unsure where to start?
Living in a world where the written word is the primary means of communication for many, we’re all creative writers in some capacity. Even so, when it comes to starting a novel, developing a poem, or pruning back a short story, this experience can be intimidating. Getting words down can feel like being dropped in the deep end of a dark pool without knowing how to swim.
This eight-week introductory course is tailored for all creatives ready to get their feet wet. Through exercises in voice, genre, and poetics, we will flex our storytelling muscles. Weekly readings and class discussions provide us with the foundation to turn a critical eye to our own work. The final project, a short piece of creative writing that integrates what’s been covered, will be developed during the course then polished through workshopping.
- Monday, Oct 21, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Oct 28, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Nov 4, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Nov 18, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Nov 25, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Dec 2, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Dec 9, 6:30-9:00pm
- Monday, Dec 16, 6:30-9:00pm
Willow Loveday Little is a writer, poet and freelance editor from Montreal. She is currently working on the first draft of a speculative fiction manuscript, the second draft of a literary fiction manuscript, and a handful of other creative, writing-related projects. She curates “Pieces of Process,” an art series that aims to demystify creative process while providing a space for emerging artists to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with Montreal art communities. In 2019, she was a finalist for the QWF mentorship for her poetry, and joined Graphite Publications as an editor. Willow’s poetry has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, Montreal Writes, and is forthcoming with On Spec. She has articles on Medium, Westmount Mag, and Write or Die Tribe, as well as an academic essay on the significance of the gorgoneion in Ancient Greece, in McGill’s Classics journal, Hirundo. Reach out to Willow here.