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Andrew Pyper Writing Workshop – June 26

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$10 – $50

Elevating Your Story Through “Pre-Writing” Workshop
with Award Winning Novelist, Andrew Pyper
If you want to take your writing to the next level, to go deeper, and to make your stories as powerful as possible, this workshop is a must!
Muskoka Authors Association is excited to offer a replay of this valuable workshop on Saturday, June 26 via ZOOM. A sought-after, award-winning novelist and engaging facilitator, Andrew Pyper, presents his much-acclaimed workshop on ‘Elevating Your Story’. Writers travel from far and wide to gain Pyper’s valuable insights into the writing process. Join fellow wordsmiths to learn how to craft the critical elements necessary to express your stories in their most powerful form and to get them published. You’ll come away with renewed passion for your writing project.
It’s all about the pitch. We tend to think of pitching in strictly instrumental terms: blunt summaries, crude sales vehicles, a disposable by-product that comes after making the Big Creative Thing. What this assumption overlooks is the explosively liberating potential in challenging what our story is “about.” In this workshop, you will collectively elevate narrative ideas through varied exercises that turn the prism on how you see your stories so that you can direct them to be the most powerful expression of themselves. In the process you will generate what, in today’s marketplace, are increasingly crucial documents: the outline, the verbal pitch script, and the cover letter for submission.
ANDREW PYPER is the author of nine internationally bestselling novels. His most recent novel, The Homecoming, was a national bestseller in Canada, and is being developed for series by eOne with Pyper acting as Co-Creator and Executive Producer. Among his previous novels, The Demonologist was the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel, and Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and appeared on both the New York Times and Times (UK) bestseller lists. He holds a BA and MA in English Literature from McGill University, and a law degree from the University of Toronto. Each year he teaches an intensive course in creative writing at Colorado College.
Location: ONLINE via ZOOM Conferencing. ZOOM link will be emailed to all participants.
Doors open at Zoom opens at 9:50 am; workshop runs from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 28
Fees: MAA Members: $20; Non-members: $50.
For MAA Members who attended the live session, you may replay for $10
To register, please visit MuskokaAuthors.ca EVENTS or contact David Patterson at 705-801-8074 or david.patterson@alumni.utoronto.ca