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Written Word

• Activities are for members only unless otherwise indicated.

• Review the Cancellation Policy regarding paid activities.


Spring 2022

(registration opens March 24th at 10:00am)
Free Activities
Brock House Library
Mon-Fri., 9:00-3:30

The library is restricted to members only.
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Restricted access to the library. See more.

Friday Book Club

Meyer Room
Last Friday of every month from January to November, 
1:15-3:15 pm


This Book club is presently full, but you can put your name on the waiting list.
Contact Co-Coordinators:
Arlene Higgs: ahiggs@me.com or
Donna Ornstein: dornstein@telus.net


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Maximum of 11 regular members. In October each year, regular members nominate and then vote on books to be read for the following year and each member presents and leads one book during the year. We read both fiction and non-fiction.


Life Writing
Meyer Room
Thurs, 10:00-12:00

Please contact Margot Brown 604 739-3831 for more information.
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A well-organized writing group write on varying life experiences. We meet once a week to inspire and encourage creativity. Weekly assignments receive positive feedback and mutual support. Improving our work is our objective. Producing polished work is our goal. This is NOT a drop-in class. 

Writers' Circle
Meyer Room
Fri, 10:00-12:00

Contact Tony at copaguy@vcn.bc.ca.
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An opportunity for writers to meet, discuss and critique each others' work-in-progress.

Paid Activities
WR201 Guided Memoir (In House)
Meyer Room
$60/6 weeks
Tuesdays, April 12- May 17, 10:00-12:00

Register for this activity. 

For more information, or to get on the waitlist, email her at ahiggs@me.com.

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In this small, supportive group we will share our life stories. Each week, you’ll write a two-page autobiographical story based on a theme that evokes insight and self-discovery. Together, we’ll read our week’s writings and give each other encouraging feedback. We’ll also do writing exercises to spark our memories. As we connect, we’ll expand our perspective and find new meaning in our lives.


Arlene is a certified instructor of the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies.

WR202 Write From the Heart (In House)
Games Room
$80/8 weeks
Wednesdays, May 4- June 22, 10:30-12:30

Register for this activity. 

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Whether recycling events from your life into short stories , writing a fiction novel or a children’s story you must learn to play around with your imagination and tell a story that is compelling and intriguing. “EXPLORING YOUR IMAGINATION” is the theme of the next 8 weeks of “Write From the Heart”. We will explore all the fundamentals of fiction and memoir: characters, action, specific time and place etc. Sometimes when examining memorable moments w e realize that nothing really happened. What we really remember are the emotions, the sights, or perhaps the atmosphere. Ask yourself “What if?” Forget about what really happened. Think of all the things that might have happened. In both fiction and non-fiction stories something must always happen. This is where you need “explore your imagination”.

Brock House Society Privacy Policy

Brock House, 3875 Point Grey Rd., Vancouver,  BC  V6R 1B3 | Phone: 604-228-1461 | Email: reception@brockhousesociety.com

Society hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:00pm; ; Closed stat holidays.

To book events and make dinner reservations, contact the Brock House Restaurant at 604-224-3317.