RAISE YOUR VOICE – Identifying Your Writing Voice

“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.”

Meg Rosoff

There are roots deep within each writer that connect to our creative voice. But how do we identify with what that voice is? Every writer’s voice is uniquely his/her/they own. In Raise Your Voice – Identifying Your Writing Voice you will learn how to search for and find your writing voice by identifying what makes it unique. Whether you’ve always wanted to write or whether you’ve been writing for years, the ability to clearly channel your writing voice is critical to your writing confidence – it is that style and craft that is ‘you’. By experimenting with different writing styles and playing with aspects of various genres, you will learn techniques that will help you recognize those nuggets of gold that are uniquely your own ‘voice’. The truth is: your voice is already alive and well! There’s nothing like a little root-gardening to help cultivate those writing aspects that shine through as your ‘voice’.

About your teacher Alley Biniarz:

Alley L. Biniarz is a first-generation Polish-Canadian writer. She is a lady with big thoughts and big dreams, many of them are a product of her English Literature degree. She tried honing in on her scatterbrain by pursuing a degree (and career) in journalism but it just made her love for creative writing grow. She is now an occasional feature writer and essayist but has found her way back to poetry and short fiction. In her writing, she explores the themes of consent, religious upbringing, Polish/European superstitions, division of self/home, and love – always love.

Alley Biniarz

In this workshop, writers will:

  • Examine well-known writer’s works to learn how to identify ‘voice’
  • Practice writing in different genres to feel out what genre best suits your creative voice
  • Engage in writing exercises that will help identify your writing voice
  • Share your writing and identify aspects that show your writing voice
  • Learn tools to remind yourself what your writing voice is if it gets lost or buried
  • Learn how to love and embrace your writing voice

This workshop includes:

  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Light refreshments (please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registration)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

1pm – 3pm

Gertrude’s Writing Room

Teacher: Alley Biniarz

Cost: $30.00