SCS Creative Writing offers course with the International Festival of Authors
U of T’s School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, working in collaboration with the International Festival of Authors, is offering a behind the scenes perspective on Canada’s Largest Literary Festival. Exploring the largest literary festival in Canada, and one of the world’s most prestigious, the Backstage IFOA course offers fresh insight into the world of publishing. Led by Toronto-based writer David Layton, the course brings a number of IFOA’s guest authors and speakers into the classroom and provides opportunities for students to attend several official IFOA events outside of class.
Guests for Backstage IFOA include Joanne Harris, author of the Costa Book Award-shortlisted Chocolat—which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Mons Kallentoft, an award-winning Swedish crime novelist and author of Autumn Killing, Jane Johnson, HarperCollins Publishing Director and author of The Sultan’s Wife, and award-winning literary agent Jonny Geller.
Lee Gowan, SCS’s Creative Writing Coordinator adds, “this class presents an opportunity for attendees to interact with those in the publishing industry. Students can ask questions and engage with these successful authors, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the process of writing.” Students will receive tickets for several official IFOA events outside of class.
Backstage IFOA runs from October 22-26 2012. To learn more about this class or to register, please visit the course page.
5 October 2012