Fall 2015
Creative Writing Courses


St. James Campus, 200 King Street East, Toronto
Monday Evenings, 6:15 to 9:15 PM
September 14 to December 7, 2015
A "LIVE" Course

Learn to write characters, action and setting, and discover the secrets to creating a great plot.
This is a structured but fun class that teaches the fundamentals of fiction
and gently guides you through the process of writing a short story.

Register by clicking HERE!



St. James Campus, 200 King Street East, Toronto
Tuesday Evenings, 6:15 to 9:15 PM
September 15 to December 8, 2015
A "LIVE" Course

In this supportive and honest setting, learn by critiquing and having your stories critiqued.
Commercial, literary and speculative/experimental short fiction are accepted!

Click HERE to sign up!

Read about both of the courses noted above in Toronto's METRO NEWS!


An individualized, one-on-one program.
Begins in January 2016!
Apply by OCTOBER 9, 2015.

Will you have a book-length manuscript drafted (or in process) by the end of the year?
Do you want to work with a published author and writing teacher to get it into publication-ready shape?
Richard Scarsbrook will be working with the well-respected
Humber School for Writers Correspondence Program,
 beginning in January 2015.

Check it out HERE!

The deadline to apply to the program is OCTOBER 1! APPLY NOW!



Richard Scarsbrook is booking NOW for school and library appearances in 2009/2010.
He has over fifteen years teaching experience, and can present on a variety of writing-related topics
to groups of varying size and age. 
Funding assistance is available through The Writers' Union of Canada
Writers in the Schools Program,
as well as throught The Canada Council for the Arts
Readings Program.

Here is what teachers and librarians have to say about Richard Scarsbrook's presentations:

"Richard Scarsbrook's presentation at York Region District's White Pine Celebration was fantastic. He captured and held the attention of some 400 high school students as he told us about his life as an author and read from his thoroughly entertaining book Cheeseburger Subversive. Some students commented that they could even see this book adapted as a Hollywood movie. Highly recommended!" 
Rob Baxter, Teacher-Librarian, York Region District School Board

"Richard. . . toured schools and libraries. .. for TD Canadian Children's Book Week.  Without any hesitation, I can say Richard was a huge success with students and teachers alike.  I was amazed at his ability to make each of his presentations fresh and dynamic. . .  Richard has a real passion for writing.  He also has an excellent rapport with students.  I recommend him to you without reservation."
- Collene Ferguson, Manitoba Regional Officer, Canadian Children's Book Centre

"(Richard's) sense of humour was a real hit with the students.  I really appreciated the fact that Richard encourages youth to share their talents and provides useful constructive feedback. "
- Elsa Ngan, Librarian, Toronto Public Library

EMAIL to reserve a booking!
For more Audio and Video clips, updates and current info, Click
HERE to go to Richard Scarsbrook's OFFICIAL BLOG.

Click HERE to go to the
www.richardscarsbrook.com HOME PAGE.

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For Readings, Festival Appearances,
Radio and TV Interviews, etc,
click HERE!
What do the following authors (and their stories)
have in common?

Crystal Bourque just released her FIRST NOVEL, EVE'S RETURN,
Crystal's first published story, "I Bet She's Right" was published in
Lies With Occasional Truth
Her SECOND published short story, "The Message", appears in The Right-Eyed Deer.


Angela Wood's story "" made the long list for the 2015 CBC Creative Non-Fiction Prize.

Mickey Falcone's first published story, "Behind the Curtain", appeared in The Nashwaak Review.

Anna Newallo's story "Walkabout" won Third Prize in the Canadian Authors' Association's
"Ten Stories High" Short Story Competition!

James Beaton's first two published stories,  will appear in Bareback Magazine and Napkin Notes.

Carly Caruso's first published story, "Welcome to Body Worlds", appeared in Bareback Magazine.

Valerie Connor's first published story, "Meeting Mister Ruaumoko" can be read in the November/December issue
Bareback Magazine!  Her second story, "Spiraling", will appear in at Halfway Down the Stairs.

Junie Ang's story "Yati and  the Chinaman" made the shortlist in the
Room Magazine Creative Non-fiction Competition!

Albert Choi's first published story, "100% Original", appears in The Danforth Review
He also has a story forthcoming in
On Spec Magazine.

Dan Perry's first published story appeared in The Nashwaak Review
Dan also has stories in (or forthcoming in) Broken Pencil, Hart House Review, The Nashwaak Review,
echolocation, White Wall Review,
and The Broken City!

Julie McArthur's first published story, "Summer Sublet", was published in issue 21.1 of Other Voices Magazine.
Her second published story, "Men and the Drink" was published as part of the
Black Bile Press chapbook series.

Brad Weber's first published story, "Red Rubber Balls", appeared in a recent issue of The Dalhousie Review.

Diane Wilson's first published story, "Little Bird", will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery.

Jennifer Oliver's first published story can be found at The Glass Coin
Her story "Numbers" appeared in the respected journal Descant.

Sean Speake's story "Only the Question", has been published at The Gloaming, and in their print edition as well.

Lilla Stewart has a story in the anthology Body Parts and Coal Dust, a collection of the best of The Whittaker Prize 2010.

Jennifer and Sean also have work included in this anthology.

Yvonne Harriott's short story, "Soft Willie's Curse", was published in the US-based magazine Phati'tude.

Greg Linfield's first published short story,  "A Night of Fine Art and Danson", was published in  Black Heart Magazine.  Another story, "Tobogganing Down the Mountainside on a Subway Ride to Hell" appeared in Bareback Magazine.

June Rogers' short story "Sequins" was published in the UK webzine Alfie Dog

Susan McCrae's story,  "The Smoke Under the Floorboards", was  published in Scribes Digest.

All of the authors noted above were published after taking one of Richard Scarsbrook's creative writing courses
(noted below)! 

AND, almost all of the aforementioned stories were developed in one of his workshops!


Professor Evaluation Comments
from students of Richard Scarsbrook's course, "Creating Short Stories 1"
at George Brown College, Toronto, 2009:

"He is obviously an expert author. 
Everyone's work improves greatly under his teaching."

"Richard is very quick at providing tangible/useful/insightful input. . .
He has a genuine passion. . ."

"He provided great examples to support all of his suggestions. 
I loved his energy.  One of the best I have had in a while."

"He was extremely helpful and knowledgable. . . Also a very nice guy."

"How efficient and experienced he is at evaluating fiction."