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U of T Summer Writing School

“The U of T writing school was a great way to plunge into tangential dialogue, surprising plot twists, and flesh out an eccentric cast of characters… and in addition to all that, I did some half-decent fiction writing while I was there.”
Vincent Lam, Author Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures: Stories, Giller Prize Award Winner, and Creative Writing Summer School Student

July 7 – 11, 2014

Join one of our five day intensive workshops for emerging writers. Steps from the subway, on U of T’s campus in downtown Toronto, we offer you a chance to learn the craft of writing from some of Canada’s finest authors:

Colin McAdam, Alissa York, Joy Fielding, Ken Babstock, Ken McGoogan, Heather Birrell, Fiona Smyth, Emily Pohl-Weary, Kelley Armstrong, Marina Nemat, Ranjini George Philip, Norman Snider, Howard Shrier, Russell Smith, Marina Endicott, and Justin Rutledge..

The 2014 program features limited-enrolment, daily round-table workshops! As well, there will be one panel discussion, instructor and student readings, and the opportunity to meet and discuss your work with other emerging writers.

Sign up before June 7th to take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $649.
Final day for registration is June 27th.

Please submit a piece (or excerpt) you want to workshop (unless otherwise indicated) – maximum 5000 words, double-spaced, upon registration: scs.writing@utoronto.ca

Deadline to withdraw from The U of T Summer Writing School is 5 p.m. Friday July 4th.

U of T Summer Writing School Courses

SCS 2203 Creating Comics and Graphic Novels
SCS 2384 Dark Fantasy
SCS 2570 Historical Fiction
SCS 2202 Introduction to Creative Writing
SCS 2763 Meditation and Writing Retreat
SCS 1828 Mystery and Suspense Writing
SCS 1674 Narrative Non-Fiction
SCS 1673 Novel Workshop
SCS 1671 Poetry Workshop
SCS 1993 Screenwriting
SCS 1672 Short Story Workshop
SCS 1994 Songwriting
SCS 1825 Writing a Bestselling Novel
SCS 2706 Writing the Memoir
SCS 2883 Writing the YA Novel
SCS 2912 Column Writing
taught by Fiona Smyth
taught by Kelley Armstrong
taught by Marina Endicott
taught by Heather Birrell
taught by Ranjini George Philip
taught by Howard Shrier
taught by Ken McGoogan
taught by Colin McAdam
taught by Ken Babstock
taught by Norman Snider
taught by Alissa York
taught by Justin Rutledge
taught by Joy Fielding
taught by Marina Nemat
taught by Emily Pohl-Weary
taught by Russell Smith