Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Harbourfront Centre | 11am - 6pm

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Stop by the Marilyn Brewer Community Space in Harbourfront Centre for a day of writing workshops covering craft and career strategy for aspiring writers featuring the esteemed faculty of the Humber School for Writers.

How to Get Published

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Agents don’t return your calls? Publishers not accepting submissions? Once you’ve finally completed your book manuscript, how are you going to get it out there? Is self-publishing a solution? To answer these and other publishing questions, join our publishing pro…

Fantasy Rules: The Game of Thrones Effect

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The success of the HBO series Game of Thrones has brought new interest to the fantasy genre. Two authors will explain their inspirations and give tips on how to create fantasy worlds.

Writing For Magazines

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
What is it like to write for magazines and how can you break in? Find out from a veteran journalist writer and a newer writer/editor.

Long Ago and Far Away: Writing Historical Fiction

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Is historical fiction harder to write than a novel set in the present? How do you avoid getting lost in research? Find out from two writers of historical fiction who work in different genres.

A Time to Write: Fitting Writing into Your Life

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
How do writers with jobs and families fit writing into their lives? Find out from this panel of three accomplished writers.

Flash Assessments: How Am I Doing So Far?

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Would an editor turn to page two of your manuscript based on page one? Drop off a hard copy of your first page at the Wordshop tent before 4 PM for a chance to be assessed during this session. Prose…

A Messy Life Made Neater: Finding the Narrative in Your Life Story

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Learn from two acclaimed memoirists how to make your personal story a compelling one.