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No More Writing Classes! Members-only workshop with Maaja Wentz

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


No More Writing Classes! Members-only workshop with Maaja Wentz

Would you like to increase your creativity and productivity while developing your creative voice? Want to uncover the secret to better writing? Hint: It involves having more fun. Join Maaja Wentz for this members only workshop in Newmarket.

Whether your writing is literary or commercial, prose or poetry; the courses you have taken may be holding you back. This workshop challenges received notions about proper literary conception. Unlearn lessons that block your creativity and productivity. Discover freeing methods of writing attuned with your talents. Play editing games to tame your manuscript. Spend more time in a joyful state of creative flow. This workshop will guide writers through practical techniques to boost your creativity, uncover your ‘personal best,’ themes and ideas, and transform yourself into an avid writer.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced writers. We will  explore writing into the dark, writing from life, journalling to write, writing sprints (and when to avoid them), plot gardening, and bare bones outlining. Expect a curation of best techniques inspired by and adapted from writers such as James Clear, Dean Wesley Smith, Holly
Lisle, François Rabelais, Roz Morriz, Anne Lamott, Steff Greene, Gary Keller, Melvin Helitzer, and Donald Mass.

Bio Maaja Wentz

Maaja Wentz (B.A., M.A., B.Ed.) is addicted to writing classes from the Humber College School for Writers nine-month correspondence course to Donald Mass/ James Scott Bell Superstars Writing Seminars, to the Great Challenge class for which she wrote fifty-two short stories in fifty-two weeks. A writing book junkie, she has spent years exploring literary and commercial prose, poetry, and dramatic writing.

Maaja’s stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, online publications, and anthologies. On Wattpad, her first novel won a Watty Award. Her books include Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer, and in the Saltwater Spy School series, Marina Royale, and The Hunt for Red Octopus.

Register early. Space is limited. To order a ticket, press + to add a ticket to your cart.

Not yet a member? ask us how. info@wcyork.ca. WCDR members welcome.


*A note about the venue

The venue for this presentation is the Taylor Funeral Home at 524 Davis Drive in Newmarket. ‘Taylor’s’ offers meeting space free of charge  for community groups such as WCYR. There is parking at the back of the building. If it is the case that there are members of the public there that evening to attend a funeral/visitation, please park further back to allow them priority for parking spaces. Someone will let you in the door. Please make your way quietly up the staircase to our meeting space. We are grateful to the Taylor Funeral Home for allowing us to gather there.



April 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Allison Hannah


Taylor Funeral Home Newmarket
524 Davis Drive
Newmarket, Ontario Canada
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