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 build your professional network through meeting top authors, agents, editors, publishers, and publishing professionals
The workshop runs from July 7 to 12, 2019 and consists of Sunday panels and a reception, five weekday classes from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, a lunch break, and afternoon lectures. For those who apply by June 7, the 2018 fee is $950, plus HST. The cost of the workshop for those applying between June 8 and July 2 is $1050, plus HST. Some scholarships are available to applicants who meet the awards’ criteria. Meals and accommodations are not included.
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.