Fiction

FICTION WORKSHOP | July 21-31, 2014


 This is a facilitated retreat for six writers who have acquired and moved beyond basic skills in short or long fiction, who have published in periodicals, and who wish further development. The Fiction Workshop will focus on works in progress and will combine group discussion, writing time, and individual critiques. There will be writing time, but please note that group participation is required. Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion over a relaxed 10 days. Workshops and colloquium in other genres occur simultaneously on-site. Application is limited to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad. Application Deadline: March 24, 2014

Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries.

 

Helen-Humphreyswith Helen Humphreys

Humphreys is the award-winning author of five novels, four books of poetry, and one work of creative non-fiction. Her fiction has been published around the world, and her novel, Wild Dogs has been optioned for film. In 2009 she was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.”

 

 

 


FICTION COLLOQUIUM | July 21 – 31, 2014


This is a facilitated retreat workshop for five participants who have acquired and moved beyond basic skills in short or long fiction, who have published at least one book of fiction or the equivalent in periodicals, and who wish further development. The Fiction Colloquium will focus on works in progress and will combine group discussion, plenty of writing time, and individual critiques.Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion over a relaxed 10 days. Workshops and colloquium in other genres occur simultaneously on-site. Application is limited to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad. Application Deadline: March 24, 2014

Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries.

 

lawrencehillwith Lawrence Hill

Hill’s third novel was published as The Book of Negroes in Canada and the UK, and as Someone Knows My Name in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It won various prizes including the overall Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. Hill is also the author of the novels Any Known Blood and Some Great Thing. Hill’s most recently published fiction is the short story Meet You at the Door, in the January-February, 2011 issue of The Walrus magazine. His best-selling memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada is about growing up in the predominantly white suburb of Don Mills, Ontario in the sixties. This year, the University of Alberta Press published Hill’s essay Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: an Anatomy of a Book Burning. He is completing a new novel and will deliver the Massey Lectures across Canada in the fall of 2013.