Bradley Somer Events

Alexandra Centre Writers’ Society – 2019 Writer in Residence


March 1 – May 31, 2019

Various dates and times. 

For more information on workshops, events, consultation availability, or to book manuscript consultations, check out the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society page HERE.

To check out the events page, click HERE.

To book a manuscript consultation, click HERE.



Various Times and Dates – Ongoing BS Sessions.

BS Sessions

A weekly drop in session for writers. Come and chat about anything you feel like talking about. Burning questions, suggestions for publication, querying, rights, anything can be thrown on the table. Brad will be available for one hour on Tuesdays and wants to hear from you.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26 |12-1pm | AWCS Salon

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 | 6-7pm | AWCS Salon

These sessions are free for AWCS members. $5 drop in for non-members.



April 13 One Scene Many Tools Workshop!

One Scene, Many Tools | April 13, 2019 | 10-3:30pm

In this one-day workshop, students will be encouraged to squeeze the absolute most out of every tool they have in their story writing toolkit. While traditional courses pick the story elements apart, this one will focus on how to get them to work together. Get ready to be put through the paces with exercises and intensive workshopping of a single scene to figure out how all the different elements can be made to work together for maximum impact. How can dialogue act as plot and characterization? How can setting illuminate character…or be a character itself?  REGISTER



May 1, 2019 ADP Finale!




May 11th Lube for the Idea Machine Workshop!

Lube for the Idea Machine | May 11, 2019 | 10-3:30pm

Most storytellers have little problem coming up with the ideas, many have issues executing them. This workshop examines ways to unstick a stuck story, poke those lazy characters into meaningful action, and make those contrived sections of the story a lot less so. This workshop would use methods to work through the problem spots of storytelling that are a little less traditional than often used, such as: plotting and defining character using tarot cards, the Ouija action-reaction scheme, understanding the anti-hero’s journey, constructing the lovable villain and hateable hero, among others.  REGISTER


May 24, 3019 Write Night!!!

More detailed and registration info HERE.





May 31 – June 3 2019 W.O. Mitchell Writers’ Retreat

Join me and the amazing Liz Howard for the 2019 W.O. Mitchell Writers’ retreat. Time to head out into the forest and work feverishly at our computers/notebooks whilst simultaneously absorbing the wonders of nature and ignoring them to live in our heads! Adventure beckons! More info and registration HERE.

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