Fiction

FICTION WORKSHOP | July 20-30, 2015


 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 23, 2015

Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries.

AlissaYorkwith Alissa York

internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy, (short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna (short-listed for the Toronto Book Award). A new novel is due out in 2016. York is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and Eighteen Bridges. York has been teaching and mentoring writers since 2007, working with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, The Banff Centre’s Wired Writing Studio, the Toronto Public Library and Diaspora Dialogues. She has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.

 

 

 


FICTION COLLOQUIUM | July 20 – 30, 2015


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 23, 2015

Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries.

MiriamToewswith Miriam Toews

is the author of six novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction), The Flying Troutmans (winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize), Irma Vothand one work of nonfiction, Swing Low: A Life. Her most recent novel, All My Puny Sorrows, is currently shortlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto. In 2010, she received the Writers Trust Engel/Findley body of work award, and in 2013, she was inducted into the Order of Manitoba.