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Our distinguished school has had over 300 alumni go on to publish books. We offer a broad range of courses and programs including an intensive writing week in the Summer Workshop and the opportunity to work on a book-length manuscript in the Correspondence Program.

Love & Defiance Podcast


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This is the Humber School for Writers Love & Defiance podcast. I’m David Bezmozgis, creative director of the Humber School for Writers. The Love & Defiance podcast features Humber students and graduates who’ve lived interesting or extraordinary lives and who have brought those experiences into their writing.

Episode 1 (audio/mpeg)

David Bezmozgis speaks with Jillian Stirk about her experience as a young diplomat in Warsaw during the Solidarity movement and how the letters she wrote home to her parents formed the basis of her novel, Small Ironies.

Episode 2 (audio/mpeg)

David Bezmozgis speaks with Colin Buchanan about his novel, Yellow Women's Doorbells, which takes us from personal heartbreak and institutionalization into the hidden heart of the deep South.

All Episodes  

A Showcase of Student Success

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CHEAP THRILLS

David Kloepfer

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LOOK AFTER HER

Hannah Brown

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A DARK HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES

Ian Colford

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PERFECT WORLD

Ian Colford

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THE ALLSPICE BATH

Sonia Saikaley

A Girl Like That

A GIRL LIKE THAT

Tanaz Bhathena

we show you how

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Nadia L. Hohn’s Essential CanLit for Young Readers

Nadia L. Hohn’s Essential CanLit for Young Readers

School of Writers

Tue, March 31, 2020

We asked children’s author, educator and Humber School for Writers alumna Nadia L. Hohn to recommend her top Canadian books for young readers.

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A Q&A with award-winning children’s author Nadia L. Hohn

A Q&A with award-winning children’s author Nadia L. Hohn

School of Writers

Mon, January 13, 2020

Over the last four years, Nadia L. Hohn has written both fiction and non-fiction, publishing picture books, literacy primers, and early readers.

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Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

School of Writers

Wed, October 02, 2019

Professors David Bezmozgis and Nicola Winstanley have been nominated for two of Canada's most prestigious literary awards.

David Bezmozgis, co-ordinator of Humber’s creative writing graduate certificate, has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize for Immigrant City, his sophmore short story collection. Bezmozgis is no stranger to Giller nominations; his novels, The Free World and The Betrayers, were shortlisted in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The $100,000 prize will be presented at a gala on November 18.

Nicola Winstanley, co-ordinator of Humber’s Media Foundation program, is a finalist for a 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books category. How to Give Your Cat a Bath is the fourth book by the acclaimed children's author. She is a past recipient of both an Ezra Jack Keats Foundation New Writer Award and a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. The winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards, valued at $25,000 in each category, will be announced on October 29.

Congratulations, David and Nicola!

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Aaron Berhane Wins 2019 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

Aaron Berhane Wins 2019 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

School of Writers

Thu, September 26, 2019

Aaron Berhane is the recipient of the 2019 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.

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A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills

A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills

School of Writers

Thu, August 22, 2019

In October, after a decade of writing and rewriting, submitting and resubmitting, David Kloepfer’s first novel, Cheap Thrills, will hit bookstores.

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