Arleen Pare, Victoria poet and novelist, will be the McLoughlin Gardens Society Writer-in-residence for the month of August. Please follow the link to register for her workshop or schedule a free individual consultation:
McLoughlin Gardens residence
Writing with Michelle Mulder
Are you keen to try your hand at writing for children? Join children’s book author Michelle Mulder for an afternoon workshop. This will be an opportunity to get your story underway by discovering the character who wants to tell it.
Wednesday, July 18th – “Whose Story is it Anyway?”
Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m. Registration: $40
Location: The Courtenay Museum
For registration information, please contact Christine, by phone at 250-218-5729 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the McLoughlin Gardens Society website and scroll down for information about Michelle’s workshop.
Creativity with Arleen Paré
Saturday, August 18th – “The Habit of Art”
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration: $60
Location: Directions sent to registrants.
For registration information, please contact Christine, by phone at 250-218-5729 or by e-mail at email@example.com. You can also register by visiting the McLoughlin Gardens Society website.
The phrase ‘the habit of art’ was coined by Jacques Maritain, an early twentieth century French philosopher and later borrowed by the American writer Flannery O’Connor. It is a way of heightening experience as artists, poets or painters, writers or mosaisists, opening ourselves to what’s there. It is a point of view, a way of inclining our minds, a stillness. Just saying “the habit of art” can shift the view.”
In this workshop we will employ “the habit of art” to expand our practice as writers, as artists, and as individuals interested in the world.
Date: Tuesday, June 19
Place: Courtenay Library
Time: 2:00 pm
Presenter: Lynne Knight, award-winning poet and teacher (www.lynneknight.com)
To register: in branch or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Junie Sawdron – “Write Yourself Home” workshop
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Place: upstairs at Bayside Cafe – #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
Cost: $125.00 / person
For more info & registration: www.junieswadron.com/write-yourself-home
Junie was a presenter at our North Island Writers Conference held in January, 2018. Some people attending her session have invited her back to do an all-day workshop.
Mary Maccagno & Janet Sheppard workshop – “Adventures in Writing”
Date: April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Place: Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert Dr, Courtenay
Cost: $90.00 (includes lunch)