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Fiction Course


FICTION COURSE | July 5 – 15, 2021

Instructed by Yasuko Thanh


Summer programs will be offered online due to COVID-19.

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Application Fee: $25
Tuition: $595

This is a facilitated course 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 Course focuses on works in progress and offers group discussions and critiques, writing time, and individual critiques. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.

“I went from 100 pages of ‘I am not sure’, to a clear path of what I need to do. I can work independently for months now.”
     – Caitlin McCullam-Arnal, 2020 Fiction Course Alum

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with Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko Thanh is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer from Vancouver Island. She won the 2009 Journey Prize for the title story in her collection Floating Like the Dead. Her first novel, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, a historical tale set in Vietnam, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2016. Her best-selling memoir, Mistakes to Run With, reflects on her journey from a runaway to a prostitute to a successful writer. She lives in Victoria with her daughter and is currently at work on a novel.


Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Courses are made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.

Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the League of Canadian Poets.

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