8 Classes

Time: 7-9pm (Fridays)

Dates: October 12, 19, 26 | November: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Room: 3501 Peel Street, Montreal (Basement)

Price: $65

Course Description: This course will help you to channel your inner wordsmith and gain the skills necessary to craft unique tales of any length. From developing short stories to building a storyline for a full-scale novel, the class will provide the tools that every aspiring writer needs to succeed in the world of creative writing. The course will begin by discussing the many different forms of creative writing from poetry to scripts and narrative pieces, and will end with each student having learned not only how to create unique works, but how to edit their own pieces and those of their peers as well for a truly flawless finish. Essentials covered throughout the course of this class will include generating inspiration, topic creation, the development of voice, the implementation of basic grammatical conventions, and more. 

About the Instructor: A dog-lover, self-proclaimed DIY master, and lover of all things grammatical, Maddy Vida is a recent graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts. She majored in Psychology, but more enjoyed her time spent completing her minor in English – Drama and Theatre. Maddy worked for and managed Gerts, McGill’s student bar, for three years, giving her a unique perspective on the school’s student body, and a special outlet for experimenting with all things fun and entertaining. She has found inspiration for her own creative writing in the things that she has experienced in her school and work life, in the city of Montreal in general, and in her day to day experiences and interactions. She now works in editorial for an online publishing company based out of Ville Saint-Laurent in Montreal. Originally from Ottawa, her passion for writing and admiration of creative minds has led her to be constantly fabricating content and searching through her imagination for new and unique ideas. 

Materials Required: A notebook, pens, pencils, and an eraser.

Suggested Materials: Laptops may be useful for research and time spent creating outside of class, but all writing will be done by hand in the classroom (special permissions may be made for those who are unable to write by hand).

Required Knowledge: An open mind, a budding imagination, and knowledge of the English language.