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Creative Writing: Tom Henighan and Rick Taylor

These two week-long Creative Writing workshops will begin with round table discussions on publishing, the literary scene, markets and agents. From these you will gain practical information that will put you in closer touch with the professional writer's world. Group work on your manuscript will follow--as much or as little as you wish--accompanied by individual attention from the instructor. Your stay at Pari may well ensure that you join the list of successful writers supervised by our instructors, writers who have published books or stories, or won literary prizes or grants. Or perhaps you will simply find ways to move your project to completion, or enjoy the experience of trying out new or spontaneous work on other writers.

Before the start of the course students should send the instructor:
1. A full length project of twenty pages and outline
2. Or two pieces of 10-20 pages
3.Students should also bring with them a list of questions regarding publishing.

Timetable
The First workshop will begin on Thursday 12 July and end on the morning of Wednesday 18 July.
The course fee covers accommodation from Wednesday 11 July through Tuesday 17 July.
Meals are covered starting with dinner on Wednesday 11 July through lunch on Wednesday 18 July.

Wednesday 11 July: Participants arrive and are assigned rooms. There will be a preliminary discussion with the workshop instructor followed by dinner.

There will be two daily workshop sessions 9.30 -12.30 and 4.00 - 7.00 One workshop may be held in Siena at the University of Siena-Toronto Institute.

The Second workshop will begin on Friday 20 July and end on the morning of Friday 27 July.
The course fee covers accommodation from Friday 20 July through Thursday 26 July.
Meals are covered starting with dinner on Friday 20 July through lunch on Friday 27 July.

Friday 20 July: Participants arrive and are assigned rooms. There will be a preliminary discussion with the workshop instructor followed by dinner.
There will be two daily workshop sessions 9.30 -12.30 and 4.00 - 7.00 One workshop may be held in Siena at the University of Siena-Toronto Institute.

Biographies
Tom Henighan, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Henighan, who has run the fiction workshop at Carleton University in Ottawa for ten years, has published (among other books) a novel (shortlisted for the Bantam-Seal Award), two collections of short stories and a volume of poetry. In addition, his stories and poems have appeared in literary magazines in the United States and Canada. As the author of the Maclean's Companion to Canadian Arts and Culture, the most comprehensive guide to the arts in Canada yet published, Henighan has acquired a vast fund of knowledge about writers, writing and publishing. He is also a noted arts journalist, a reviewer, and a teacher with a host of devoted students, many of whom have achieved success in the fields of writing, the arts and culture. Tom Henighan enjoys cooking, canoeing at his lake in Quebec, fishing, and classical music. His older son, Stephen, is a noted young Canadian writer and scholar. Tom's daughter, Phoebe, works on the Dennis Miller Show in Hollywood.

Richard Taylor, Ottawa
Richard Taylor has published a novel and a book of short fiction and has run dozens of successful fiction writing workshops in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. He has been writer-in-residence at Carleton University in Ottawa, and is a noted essayist and travel writer. Taylor has received numerous writing grants from the Canadian and Ontario governments, and has been one of Carleton University's most successful English seminar teachers. Richard Taylor is a swimming champion, a demon surfer and a devoted, although intermittent, world-traveler. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Nepean, Ontario.

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