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Upping the Ante: Increasing Tension and Suspense with Bruce A. Hanson (a.k.a. Robert Rime)

November 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

$20.00 – $25.00


Join us for our November workshop in Newmarket. We will begin our ‘in real life’ afternoon event with some networking time and light refreshments.

WCYR is pleased to have Bruce A. Hanson (a.k.a. Robert Rime) facilitate a workshop for us. Bruce is an award-winning writer. He is the author of Double Cross, a mystery/thriller for all ages. His children’s picture book, Elephants in My Stew was published under his pen name, Robert Rime.

Is it time to up your ante? In this workshop, Bruce will help us to discover why we need tension and suspense in all genres of fiction. We will learn about twenty techniques for pulling the reader into our pages and will use some of these techniques in writing activities.

Bring your loonies and toonies for the raffle. Dare to share your accolades. Bring a friend. Lug your mug. We can’t wait to spend time learning together.

Bio: Bruce A. Hanson (a.k.a. Robert Rime)

Bruce is a member of the Muskoka Authors Association, the Barrie Writers Club and the Writers’ Community of York Region. He has travelled quite a distance from his analytical Electrical Engineering roots, which included a short stint working on the Space Shuttle’s Canadarm. He has trained with Second City Toronto, appeared on the Cottage Life television show Cottage Cheese, and has worked as an extra for TV and film including Flashpoint, Warehouse 13 and John A.: Birth of a Country.

 Bruce’s short fiction has received 9 writing awards including:

 1.    First Place in both the Melody Richardson Memorial Contest;

2.    Two Honourable Mentions in Canadian Author’s Association competitions; 

3.    Second Place in the Brendon Donnelly Award for Children’s Literature; and

4.    Honourable mention the Mississauga Library Writing Contest. 

 Email :  bruceahanson.author@gmail.com





November 19
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00 – $25.00
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