Creative Writing Classes

Are you a writer,  do you have the desire to be a writer? If so, then the Fraser Valley Writers’ School is the place to go?

Ed Griffin took me on the hero’s journey and of the many writing class I have ever taken this was the best. Check it out, you could achieve those hidden dreams and become the writer to fulfill those dreams.

 All these classes are at the Phoenix Centre, 13686 94A Avenue, behind Surrey Hospital.

All the classes are on Mondays from 10 to Noon. The cost is $40.00 for the two week course. However, thanks to a generous donor, you will qualify for Griffin’s Pay What You Can Program. Just email Ed at  Ed Griffin is the instructor for these five classes. You can register for any of these classes by emailing  me ( ), or signing up and paying at the first class.

The Hero’s Journey

Learn techniques used by the ancient Greeks and modern Hollywood producers to create exciting stories. Take your hero or heroine on an adventure. The map is already there, developed by the work of Joseph Campbell. In this workshop you will learn the theory, but then apply it to your story.

Monday, January 13 – Hero’s Journey, 10 AM to Noon

Monday, January 20 – Hero’s Journey, 10 AM to Noon

 The Archetypes

 Learn about the archetypes: the shape-shifter, the trickster, the shadow, the herald, the mentor, the threshold guardian and the hero and how to use them in your story. The class will cover other archetypes and their value in storytelling.

Monday, January 27 – The Archetypes, 10 AM to Noon

Monday, February 3 – The Archetypes, 10 AM to Noon

Writing with Style

Review the rules of style, the finer points of style, and the use of figures of speech. Work together with others to examine your style and improve it.

Monday, February 10 – Writing with Style, 10 AM to Noon

Monday, February 17 – Writing with Style, 10 AM to Noon

Slam Poetry

Tired of the rules with poetry? Try slam poetry, which is half poetry and half performance. Surprise yourself. Let yourself go. We’ll go over the idea of slam poetry in the first class and then in the second class, we’ll have our own ‘Slam Poetry Night (actually Morning)

Monday, April 7 –  Slam Poetry, 10 AM to Noon

Monday, April 14 –Slam Poetry, 10 AM to Noon

Writing Greeting Cards

David Hutchison, Writer

Here’s a way to make some money and improve your writing style. Find out what greeting card companies are looking for. Practice in class with the help of your instructor and classmates and then – send your ten best to a company and see what happens.

Monday, May 5– Writing Greeting Cards, 10 AM to Noon

Monday, May 12 – Writing Greeting Cards, 10 AM to Noon

For a total list of all classes at the Fraser Valley Writers’ School, consult: