Upcoming Workshops

RCLAS is famous for its workshops — our facilitators are top-notch and their impact is phenomenal. Don’t miss out!

These sessions are aimed at both writers and fans of literature. On average, RCLAS runs a workshop a month. Costs are extremely reasonable — and even better if you’re an RCLAS member!

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RCLAS Writing Workshop: Punching Up Your Comedy Writing

Facilitator: Janice Bannister

Date: Saturday July 8, 2017

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Host: Deborah L. Kelly

Description: One of the main things Janice likes to teach in comedy is “there are no rules in comedy”, but there is structure. By adding good comedy structure to your stories, laughs can be generated. In this workshop, you will work on how to make your characters funnier, your locations weirder, and your reveals more entertaining. There are different ways to get a laugh but you have to give yourself permission to think like a comedy writer.

Writers can bring their stories/scripts/screenplays that they are working on, and we will use the comedy structures to add the punch. There will also be sample works provided as exercises to help you work on your comedic style.

Janice Bannister currently teaches stand-up comedy through her comedy school Laughter Zone 101, and for the SFU 55+ Liberal Arts. She has also taught programs for Douglas College, New West Continuing studies and Capilano U.

For further Information email: secretary@rclas.com

Workshop Fees: RCLAS Members $15/Non-members $25

Please register by emailing secretary@rclas.com
Workshop Fee: RCLAS Members $15/Non-Members $25
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Candice James Workshop August 2017

RCLAS Writing Workshop: Mastering Memorization   Facilitator: Candice James

Date: Saturday August 19, 2017     Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Host: Deborah L. Kelly

Description: This two hour interactive workshop on MASTERING MEMORIZATION is limited to 10 attendees, so please rsvp asap to ensure your place at the workshop.  In this workshop you will learn tips and tricks to easy memorization and a clear understanding of what it takes to make memorization easy and, believe it or not, enjoyable.  Please bring a notebook/papers and pen to take notes.  This workshop is suitable for all ages and all stages of writing development from emerging to established.  

Candice James; Poet Laureate Emerita New Westminster BC; is author of 13 books; a visual artist; musician; singer/songwriter; literary reviewer and workshop facilitator.  She is Past President of both the BC Federation of Writers, and the Royal City Literary Arts Society; Her awards include the Bernie Legge Artist Cultural Award and Pandora’s Collective Citizenship Award.

Reserve your spot: secretary@rclas.com Workshop Fees: RCLAS Members $15/Non-members $25 Pay via Paypal here: https://rclas.com/workshops/