Workshops offered by McGill Writing Center

The end of August can mean only one thing: BACK TO SCHOOL!!! For parents, this is the most wonderful time of the year – for everyone else, it’s a good time to think about registering for those courses you always wanted to take…

The McGill Writing Center is offering two new writing courses this fall.

What’s Your Story?—Magazine Writing

Would you like to write about interesting people, events, and ideas, travel the world, review books, attend celebrity functions, go backstage, test drive new vehicles—and get paid for it?  Then this is the course for you. Magazine Writing is designed for motivated storytellers interested in journalism, media communications, or freelancing. The course develops the writing, research, analytical, and communication skills vital to launching a career in these fields: former students have used these skills for careers as professional writers, publicists, editors of in-house journals, and fundraisers for community organizations. Through lectures, class discussions, and assignments, the course is conducted as a “real life” exercise that aims to get students published by the end of the semester. To assist students in avoiding the starving writer syndrome, you will also be introduced to the business of writing in areas such as financial planning, tax tips, invoicing, how much to charge, quoting for jobs, etc.

  • Start Date:  September 19, 2012
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: 688 Sherbrooke West
  • Course Fee: $ 495 CAD plus applicable taxes
  • McGill students, staff, and alumni can receive a 20% discount.

Click here for the full course outline and instructor bio.

Introduction to Playwriting

This course is designed to cover the essentials of playwriting and will appeal to people who have always wanted to write a play but never knew how or believed they could. Through the use of writing exercises, scene study, and overheard conversation, light will be shed on the ingredients necessary to bake a great play. By the end of the course, participants will have gathered many tools to help them continue on their own. They will also have created a short play, scene, or monologue that will be performed by well known Montreal actors.

  • Start Date:  September 17, 2012
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Day and Time: Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: To be confirmed
  • Course Fee: $ 495 CAD plus applicable taxes
  • McGill students, staff, and alumni can receive a 20% discount.

Click here for the full course outline and instructor bio.

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