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Students listen to past mentor Jenny Offill giving feedback during the 2018 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing.

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. 

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Kate Blair

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.

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Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli headshot

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.

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Cheap Thrills book cover

In October 2019, after almost a decade of writing and rewriting, submitting and resubmitting, David Kloepfer’s first novel, Cheap Thrills, will hit bookstores.

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Leslie timmins

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.

 

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David Albertyn

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.

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Carolyn Bennett’

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.

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Katie Munnik

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.

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Sonia Saikaley

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.

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Hannah Brown

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.

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