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Fall Writing Course
Fall Writing Course

Wed, Oct 09



Fall Writing Course

Develop and order your ideas for a writing project. Build momentum and clarity in your writing through focused exercises, discussion, and feedback.

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2024, 1:00 p.m. PDT – Nov 13, 2024, 4:00 p.m. PST

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

Do you have a writing project underway or taking shape in your imagination? A memoir, a novel, or a story collection? Are you seeking your story’s structure? Would you like help building it, ordering the content? This course will help you find your way forward from wherever you are right now, and it will give you tools to unstick yourself in the future.

If you wish, you will have the opportunity to send your instructor a short outline and/or synopsis before the course starts, and, over the six weeks, you will workshop your project’s overall shape and sections of your writing. Writing exercises will be geared to the needs of the class as they arise.

Please Bring the Following:

  • Favourite pens and a notebook.
  • A laptop, not required but recommended.

About Your Instructor:

Maggie de Vries is the author of Missing Sarah: A Memoir of Loss, teen novels Rabbit Ears and Hunger Journeys, two juvenile novels and six picture books. Several of these books have been awarded BC Book Prizes, and two have been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Maggie was Orca Book Publisher’s children’s book editor for seven years, and the inaugural writer in residence for the Vancouver Public Library (2005) and the University of Northern British Columbia (2012). She recently retired from teaching at UBC’s School of Creative Writing after many years there, and has now transitioned into a private practice as a writing coach and mentor. Maggie teaches classes locally and online, leads writing retreats and workshops, and works one-on-one with writers in developing their craft and finding their way forward with their projects.

In addition to reading, writing, watching the birds in the backyard and hanging out with her cats (indoors), Maggie enjoys learning the ins and outs of gardening, exploring the local waterways with her husband in their old boat, and hiking the local trails. She also makes a point of dancing for at least a few minutes almost every single day.


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