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General News · 31st March 2014
Cortes Literacy Now
Do you need some inspiration and a few tricks of the trade to get you started on a long-thought-of writing project? Enrol in this upcoming nonfiction writing workshop!

The workshop, hosted by Cortes Literacy Now, runs on April 5 & 6, from 12:30 to 5:00 on both days. It will be held in the Pioneer Room at Manson's Hall.

The instructors, Jeanette Taylor and Annette Yourk, have a diversity of experience and a collaborative style that makes their workshops engaging and dynamic.

Annette Yourk is a graduate from SFU’s Writing and Publishing program, and holds an instructors’ diploma in adult education. She has many years of experience writing and editing, and has created and taught coursework to a range of learners.

Jeanette Taylor is a historian who has four nonfiction books in print, including Tidal Passages, A History of the Discovery Islands. Her current project is a history of the Victorian era on Vancouver Island, told through one man’s experience.

Both instructors belong to a collective called The Scribes, Comprehensive Writing Services, where you’ll find their blog: The Writers’ Study.

Taylor and Yourk inspire and motivate their students to write. “This course has changed my life,” wrote Janet Frost, following a course in 2013, “and I like the resulting joie de vivre.” 

“This is a survey course,” says Taylor. “We provide an overview of the key aspects of a writing project, from concept planning to story structure, writing craft and publishing options.”

Participants delve into these subjects through discussion, class exercises and an out-of-class assignment. They’re invited to come with a project in mind, or in process, as the focus for these activities.

“At the end of the workshop,” says Taylor, “our students are well launched into their writing.”

The fee for this upcoming 9-hour class is $86.00, which includes a binder of materials to guide continuing work.

Register by contacting Cortes Literacy Now coordinator Susanna Bonner at 250-935-0347; in person at the Cortes Island Museum on Friday and Saturday afternoons; or at the Campbell River Art Gallery, Tuesday to Saturday afternoons. You can register through the latter with Visa or MasterCard at 250-287-2261.

Contact Jeanette Taylor at 250-285-3651 or for more details.