You should attend if
- you want to learn to write short stories, novels, poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction, Y/A (young adult) or children’s literature
- you’re already working on a book but would like to improve your writing with feedback from established writers and your peers
- you’d like to know how to find someone to publish your work
- you’d like to expand your own writing community by meeting like-minded aspiring writers
- you’d like to build your professional network through meeting top authors, agents, editors, publishers, and publishing professionals
The workshop runs from July 11 to 16, 2021 and consists of orientation programming, five three-hour workshop classes, numerous craft talks and industry lectures, and one one-on-one feedback session with your mentor.
The deadline to register is July 2, 2021, and the fee is $850 plus HST. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to improve their chance of being paired with their preferred mentor.
Sarah Maclachlan (left) discusses the state of Canadian publishing with Nita Pronovost, Emily M. Keeler, and David Bezmozgis during the 2018 Summer Workshop.
During the 2018 workshop, mentor Kyo Maclear leads an afternoon session on the visual storytelling of picture books.
Jenny Offill, 2018 workshop mentor, discusses a student’s work.
A 2018 workshop student listens during an afternoon panel.