Part-time Courses - Special Interests
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|GINT0153||Critique Your Writing with Literary Agent Sam Hiyate
Description: Meet Sam Hiyate, literary agent and president of "The Rights Factory” literary agency out of Toronto. This unique "critique group" style workshop offers a supportive, illuminating, entertaining and provocative environment in which to develop narrative strategies, skills and techniques. Sam's focus is on the shape, structure, voice, characters, stakes, and salability, as much as the language itself. His ultimate goal is to help you position your work uniquely in the market and thus get closer to selling it. Bring your first 10 double-spaced manuscript pages and a one-page summary of your work. Be prepared to read out loud in class. Class size is small and fills quickly, please register early to avoid disappointment. You may also want to look at Sam's other workshop; "What Agents want - and Authors Need" Course number GINT0152.
|GINT0351||Property Management 101
Description: This workshop will focus on compliance; landlord and tenant rights; and responsibilities. In Ontario, the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) governs residential rental activities by balancing the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. This workshop will cover topics such as; Tenancy Agreements, Responsibilities of Landlords, Responsibilities of Tenants, Termination of Tenancies, Assignment and Subletting, Rent Rules, Maintenance Standards, Landlord and Tenant Board, and Enforcement. After completing this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of the concepts and process that should be followed when entered in a landlord tenant relationship.
|GINT0152||What Publishers Want -and Authors Need
Description: Today's literary marketplace remains a mystery to up-and-coming writers. Often they ask themselves, what do I do next? How do I write a query letter that will stand out? What are editors really looking for? Most importantly, how do I know that my work is ready to be submitted? Literary agent Sam Hiyate will examine the publishing world in Canada, the U.S. and international markets in this very informative one-day workshop. What are the market's needs, wants, trends and ‘must haves'? Bring your query letter for your manuscript for discussion and critique! Also, for a more personal look at your work, be sure to check out Sam's critique class, course GINT0153, register early to avoid disappointment.
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