Tom Peek Writer’s Workshop: Empowered by the Pen! October 19


photo_peekTime and Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:00-12:30
Location: Dogwood Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
Presenter: Tom Peek
Tickets: $40 per Historical Society member; $45 non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Early-bird rate by the end of the day October 16 $38.00 +GST

Tom Peek Writing Workshop:Empowered by the Pen!

Get your stories, poems, essays and ideas out of your head and onto the page with this fun and exciting workshop that liberates the writer within you. Learn simple but powerful methods to get your pen moving. Tom’s unique exercises will stir your creative juices and stimulate the wild regions of your mind. Open to all levels and genres; no previous writing experience is necessary.

On Saturday, October 19, the Courtenay Museum hosts author Tom Peek who will present an Empowered by the Pen workshop for writers of all levels. This informal three and a half hour workshop, which will include refreshments, will focus on how people can improve their own writing process and discern their own level of improvement. Peek says, “I won’t be giving individual critiques to each student because part of the practice is to teach people how to improve their writing process and their own discernment of improvement.  This tried and true method keeps people from getting type-A or deferring those necessary skills to “experts”.

The workshop will begin at 9:00 and end at 12:30 and is limited to ten people. For anyone enrolling by the end of the day Wednesday, October 16, the early-bird fee is $38.00. plus GST

Since 1991, hundreds of students have attended his popular Empowered by the Pen workshops, through the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Volcano Art Center, and other venues on the Big Island, Maui, and Lana ‘i in Hawaii where Tom has lived for over two decades.

Tom is the author of the award winning mystery novel Daughters of Fire and is the third featured guest author in the Courtenay Museum’s fall line up of author presentations. In addition to his work as an interpreter on the volcanoes of Hawaii island adventures and novel writing, Tom has written newspaper stories and commentaries, magazine articles, public policy studies, and award-winning video productions.