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Writing from Memory

with John Cowans

Beginner & Advanced
October 11 - November 1; October 17 - 24
10am - 11am

About the Workshop

We are all heroes of our own stories and it is natural for us to want to share these memories with others. “Remembrance of things past*….”* will show you how you can achieve these deep seated wishes.

These lectures will be offered in two sections:

1. Beginners (Bronze section attendance limited to 15): for those who want to write but have not really started yet in an organized way. This group will meet as a group, once per week for 60 minutes for 4 weeks. The Beginner group will meet on Tuesday's October 11, 18, 25 and November 1 from 10-11am.

2. Advanced (Silver section: attendance limited to 6): for those who have written a number of pieces already but are unsure how to organize them or proceed with them . This group will meet twice for 60 minutes each week and also have regular individual meetings with the instructor by arrangement. The Advanced group on Monday's October 17 and 24 from 10-11am.

Paint Brushes

Material List

All materials included


Your Instructor

John Cowans

John Cowans received his early education at Bishop's College School in Lennoxville, Quebec. He earned a BA in English Literature from Sir. George Williams College in Montreal and a MA from Université de Montreal, where he completed course work for his doctorate in English Literature; he has also studied at The Montreal Diocesan Theological College. His High School, College and University teaching career extends over 50 years, and in Montreal he has produced and hosted POST SCRIPT, a weekly, half-hour television program of discussion about books, writers and writing. Recently in Nova Scotia he wrote and produced the four hour radio series Three Classic Tales of the Sea broadcast on COVEFM.

Today, he lives in retirement in Chester, NS ,where he is a Past President of the Chester Playhouse, and former Vice President of the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Theatre Foundation. He is a former Instructor with Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia.