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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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A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her

A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her

School of Writers

Fri, July 12, 2019

A good mentor doesn’t only suggest areas for improvement; they highlight your strengths and encourage you to embrace them.

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A Q&A with Sonia Saikaley, Author of The Allspice Bath

A Q&A with Sonia Saikaley, Author of The Allspice Bath

School of Writers

Thu, June 06, 2019

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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A Q&A with Katie Munnik, Author of The Heart Beats in Secret

A Q&A with Katie Munnik, Author of The Heart Beats in Secret

School of Writers

Wed, May 22, 2019

Writing advice isn’t hard to find, but sometimes it’s hard to take—especially when it’s your own.

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A Q&A with Carolyn Bennett, author of Please Stand By

A Q&A with Carolyn Bennett, author of Please Stand By

School of Writers

Tue, April 09, 2019

She’s worked as a standup comic and a TV writer, so it’s only natural that Carolyn Bennett’s new project would draw on both of those experiences.

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David Albertyn’s Undercard is a knock out with publishers

David Albertyn’s Undercard is a knock out with publishers

School of Writers

Wed, March 13, 2019

It’s a familiar motif in literary circles: the unpublished manuscript in a desk drawer or dark corner of a hard drive.

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A Q&A with Leslie Timmins, author of Every Shameless Ray

A Q&A with Leslie Timmins, author of Every Shameless Ray

School of Writers

Tue, January 22, 2019

Writing is often a solitary activity, but connecting with other writers, even informally, has benefits that extend far beyond the social.

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A Q&A with Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (a.k.a. Rosanna Battigelli), author of La Brigantessa

A Q&A with Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (a.k.a. Rosanna Battigelli), author of La Brigantessa

School of Writers

Fri, January 11, 2019

As Robert McKee said, “Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.” 

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A Q&A with Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

A Q&A with Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

School of Writers

Wed, December 19, 2018

For some, third time’s the charm. But Kate Blair has been three-times lucky.

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Applications Open for 2019 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

Applications Open for 2019 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

School of Writers

Tue, December 11, 2018

Connect with writers and get expert feedback from established authors and publishing professionals in our Summer Workshop in Creative Writing.

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Humber School for Writers Partners with Toronto Writers' Centre to Offer Exclusive Discount

Humber School for Writers Partners with Toronto Writers' Centre to Offer Exclusive Discount

School of Writers

Wed, November 28, 2018

Working on a new project? Need a quiet space to write and to connect with other professionals? The Toronto Writers’ Centre can help!

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A Q&A with alumna Anita Kushwaha, Author of Side by Side

A Q&A with alumna Anita Kushwaha, Author of Side by Side

School of Writers

Tue, October 16, 2018

While the proverb assures us that practice makes perfect, writing and publishing are never without challenges.

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A Q&A with Liz Harmer, 2018 Journey Prize Nominee and the Author of The Amateurs

A Q&A with Liz Harmer, 2018 Journey Prize Nominee and the Author of The Amateurs

School of Writers

Wed, September 26, 2018

If you didn’t already know her name from her essays and stories, you certainly know it now.

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Second Annual Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Announced

Second Annual Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Announced

School of Writers

Wed, September 26, 2018

Onder Deligoz is the recipient of the 2018 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.

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A Q&A with Lindsay Wong, Author of The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

A Q&A with Lindsay Wong, Author of The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

School of Writers

Tue, September 11, 2018

In 2015 Lindsay Wong joined Humber's Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry program, where she worked with author Jami Attenberg.

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A Q&A with alumna Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree and Black Beach

A Q&A with alumna Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree and Black Beach

School of Writers

Tue, June 12, 2018

While many writers know their vocation from a very young age, others realize their calling later in life.

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A Q&A with alumna Rebecca Higgins, author of The Colours of Birds

A Q&A with alumna Rebecca Higgins, author of The Colours of Birds

School of Writers

Mon, March 12, 2018

When the best-laid plans go awry, they sometimes do so with serendipitous results. 

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Q&A with Joyce Grant about U Gloucestershire MA

Q&A with Joyce Grant about U Gloucestershire MA

School of Writers

Tue, February 27, 2018

Author Joyce Grant was so pleased with her experience at the Humber School for Writers.

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Carolyn Boll, Author of Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry

Carolyn Boll, Author of Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry

School of Writers

Wed, November 01, 2017

A good creative mentor is one whose wisdom and guidance carries you forward as you hone your craft and build your career.

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Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

School of Writers

Tue, September 19, 2017

Echoes from the Other Land Author to work with David Bezmozgis on new manuscript.

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Deepam Wadds on Winning Writing Prizes

Deepam Wadds on Winning Writing Prizes

School of Writers

Mon, November 07, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Deepam Wadds recently won The Writers' Union of Canada's 23rd annual Short Prose Competition.

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Cathie Borrie: Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

Cathie Borrie: Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

School of Writers

Mon, June 20, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Cathie Borrie wrote The Long Hello in 2008, just as the economy crashed.

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Anne Bishop: Breaking Out At 65

Anne Bishop: Breaking Out At 65

School of Writers

Fri, June 03, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Anne Bishop recently won the top prize for an unfinished manuscript in the Atlantic Writing Competition.

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Shari Lapena: Sixteen Years to Overnight Success

Shari Lapena: Sixteen Years to Overnight Success

School of Writers

Tue, April 26, 2016

Humber grad Shari Lapena's latest novel and first thriller, The Couple Next Door, is due out this summer.

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Lawyer/ Writer…Writer/Lawyer

Lawyer/ Writer…Writer/Lawyer

School of Writers

Thu, February 18, 2016

In early 2011, after my first novel, “Old City Hall,” was published, I was fortunate to move my criminal law office into Eddie Greenspan’s building.

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