Put Your Writing to Work

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

Take your writ­ing to the next lev­el as you find out how to write com­pelling non­fic­tion for hun­gry mag­a­zine mar­kets. Learn tech­niques for research­ing who may be inter­est­ed in your writ­ing, how to sub­mit it, and ways to make edi­tors take notice. Explore best prac­tices of good magazine/​newspaper arti­cle-writ­ing and under­stand how blog­ging and social media can be used as brand-build­ing tools. Devel­op a pub­lish­able mag­a­zine sto­ry of your own.


Sep 15, 2021Nov 3, 2021



6:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT





Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Trent WilkieID: trent-wilkie

Trent Wilkie is a husband/father/writer/journalist/performer in Edmonton. He has written for CBC Radio, VUE Weekly, Edmonton Sun, Exclaim Magazine, Fringe Theatre Adventures, and his award-winning blog (and podcast) The UnDad. Trent has also been a wilderness guide for over ten years, which he now considers therapy that only comes at the cost of comfort. When taking time off from trying not to be boring, Trent likes to relax while watching horror movies, celebrating his family, and trying to write the perfect three-chord song.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 15, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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EX 1111 is offered this fall: