From time to time, the WCDR invites a speaker to present on a topic in a more comprehensive, in-depth format. These full day Master Classes provide an opportunity to delve deeper into an area of writers’ craft and improve your own writing in the process. Don’t miss the chance to up your writing game!
Master Classes are generally held on a weekend from 9am to 4pm in a classroom at Durham College’s Whitby Campus, 1690 Champlain Avenue (next to the Centre for Food).
See a list of our upcoming Master Classes and to register for future meetings.
UPCOMING MASTER CLASS SPEAKERS
Members – $85.00 [Online and at door. Cash / Cheque]
Non-members – $100.00 [Online and at door. Cash / Cheque]
See a list of our upcoming speakers and to register for future meetings.
Popular workshop and retreat facilitators share essential elements of plot development in fiction and memoir. From developing dynamics of high tension to choosing when to slow down critical emotional scenes,
Popular workshop and retreat facilitators share essential elements of plot development in fiction and memoir. From developing dynamics of high tension to choosing when to slow down critical emotional scenes, how a story is paced is a vital tool for writers. Learn how to use setting, characters and images to propel your narrative, enhance the reader’s experience and deepen your understanding of the craft.
Writers can bring their current work in progress or apply hands-on exercises to material provided by the facilitators.
For 15 years, Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth E. Walker, were senior editors in communications for the Ontario government. From 1999 to 2007,they were fiction editors for LICHEN, Durham Region’s first literary journal. And for the past 11 years, they’ve offered workshops, retreats, editing and coaching services at Writescape, working with writers in a variety of genres and styles.
Writers' Community of Durham Region