Meet the recipient of the 2020 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship, Maria Saba.
For Marthese Fenech, the inspiration for her novels struck when she was just a teenager, and it has stuck with her ever since.
You Are Not What We Expected, a new collection of stories by School for Writers graduate Sidura Ludwig, wasn’t the book she expected it to be. Sidura told us a bit how she figured that out and how Humber helped her turn a collection of characters into a book.
Humber School for Writers graduate Sharif Khan recently published his first novel, Brave Fortune. He told us how it came to be and how Humber helped along the way.
This Red Line Goes Straight To Your Heart is Madhur Anand’s latest book. The two-time School for Writers grad told us a bit about the memoir and about what she learned during her time at Humber.
We asked children’s author, educator and Humber School for Writers alumna Nadia L. Hohn to recommend her top Canadian books for young readers.
We caught up with Anita shortly before the Canadian release of her second novel, Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters. Her first novel, Side by Side, won an Independent Publisher Book Awards’ Silver Medal for Multicultural Fiction in 2019
Nadia L. Hohn has quickly become one of Canada's most prolific writers for young readers. Over the last four years, the educator and School for Writers graduate has written both fiction and non-fiction, publishing picture books, literacy primers, and early readers.
Aaron Berhane is the recipient of the 2019 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.
The Couple Next Door author Shari Lapena talks about overnight success after sixteen years.
Cathie Borrie on getting a book deal when no one wants to publish your book.
Meet the winner of The Writers' Union of Canada's Short Prose Competition for the best story under 2,500 words, grad Deepam Wadds.
Humber School for Writers alum Dace Zacs-Koury on the dark family secret that compelled her to write.
Discover how bestselling author and lawyer Robert Rotenberg balances writing with practicing law.
Echoes from the Other Land Author, Ava Homa, to work with David Bezmozgis on new manuscript
Carolyn Boll, a 2014 graduate of Humber’s Creative Writing program, talks about her new book of poetry.
Joyce Grant talks about what she learned at Humber and our sister distance MA program at the University of Gloucestershire.
Lindsay Wong talks about her memoir, The Woo-Woo, and working with Humber writing mentor Jami Attenberg.
Onder Deligoz is the recipient of the 2018 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.
If you didn’t already know her name from her essays and stories, you certainly know it now. This year may just be remembered as the year of Liz Harmer.
While the proverb assures us that practice makes perfect, writing and publishing are never without challenges. Anita Kushwaha knows this from experience.
Working on a new project? Need a quiet space to write and to connect with other professionals? The Toronto Writers’ Centre can help!
When the best laid plans go awry, they sometimes do so with serendipitous results. Rebecca Higgins, a 2015 School for Writers graduate, knows this from experience.
While many writers know their vocation from a very young age, others realize their calling later in life. In a way, Glynis Guevara falls into both of these categories.
Looking to kick-start your next writing project? Connect with like-minded writers and get expert feedback from established authors and publishing professionals in our Summer Workshop in Creative Writing.
For some, third time’s the charm. But Kate Blair has been three-times lucky. The 2017 graduate is getting ready to publish her third novel, and we caught up with her over email to learn more about the details.
As Robert McKee said, “Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.” It takes time to master the craft, and more time still to devise a plot and characters that will keep readers engaged. And publishing? That’s another matter entirely. But as alumna Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli found out, it’s worth the wait and the work to see your books reaching readers.
In October 2019, after almost a decade of writing and rewriting, submitting and resubmitting, David Kloepfer’s first novel, Cheap Thrills, will hit bookstores.
Writing is often a solitary activity, but connecting with other writers, even informally, has benefits that extend far beyond the social. Poet and 2008 Humber School for Writers alumna Leslie Timmins found out just that.
David Albertyn is the author of Undercard (House of Anansi 2019), one of the most buzzed-about books of the winter. He abandoned two novels before starting work on the manuscript that would become Undercard, and from the outset, Albertyn knew this book was different.
She’s worked as a standup comic and a television writer, so it’s only natural that Carolyn Bennett’s new creative project would draw on both of those experiences.
Writing advice isn’t hard to find, but sometimes it’s hard to take—especially when it’s your own. Katie Munnik, a 2016 Humber School for Writers grad, knows this from experience.
Every writer hears the advice “write what you know” at some point in their professional development. But Sonia Saikaley has always wanted to do that.
A good mentor doesn’t only suggest areas for improvement; they highlight your strengths and encourage you to embrace them. This is just the mix of feedback that 2014 grad Hannah Brown received from her mentor.