LIVING FICTION | July 17 – 27, 2017
Instructed by Alissa York
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 seek further development. The Fiction Workshop focuses on works in progress and offers group discussions and critiques, writing time, and individual critiques. There will be ample writing time, but please note that group participation is required. Instruction occurs within a deep immersion setting over a relaxed 10 days. Workshops in other genres and a fiction colloquium occur simultaneously on-site. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.
by April 24th, 2017
Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy, (short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist. 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 The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Brick magazine and elsewhere. York has been teaching and mentoring writers since 2007, working with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, Sage Hill Writing Experience, and The Banff Centre’s Wired Writing Studio. She has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.