Humber College Masterclass: Beginning, Middle, End: Story Architecture

Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Humber College Masterclass: Beginning, Middle, End: Story Architecture

Elisabeth de Mariaffi

4:00pm

Sunday, October 25, 2020

90 mins

The TIFA/Humber Creative Writing Masterclass Series is a partnership between the Humber School for Writers and the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Launching in the Fall or 2020 as part of the Festival’s digital slate, the series will provide an exclusive array of virtual writing masterclasses for the Festival’s audience. Classes will be led by renowned Humber School for Writers faculty.

Each Masterclass will be 90-minutes long and address a specific aspect of writing craft and life. Classes will be held via one of Humber College’s virtual platforms, with a group of up to 40 students. The Masterclasses are open to all levels of writers, and will take place daily during TIFA.

How does a story move? Is a detailed outline really necessary? How much do you need to know before you sit down to write? This 90-minute workshop with Giller nominee Elisabeth de Mariaffi covers plot, pacing, and story propulsion. Avoid the dreaded mid-novel slump! Bring your questions. Whether you’re at the basic premise stage, or have a complete first draft, this workshop is for you. Space is limited and registration required.

$45/workshop
Reduced rates are available to TIFA Patrons and Festival Friends and recent graduates of the Humber School for Writers.


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The TIFA/Humber Creative Writing Masterclass Series is a partnership between the Humber School for Writers and the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Launching in the Fall or 2020 as part of the Festival’s digital slate, the series will provide an exclusive array of virtual writing masterclasses for the Festival’s audience. Classes will be led by renowned Humber School for Writers faculty.

Each Masterclass will be 90-minutes long and address a specific aspect of writing craft and life. Classes will be held via one of Humber College’s virtual platforms, with a group of up to 40 students. The Masterclasses are open to all levels of writers, and will take place daily during TIFA.

How does a story move? Is a detailed outline really necessary? How much do you need to know before you sit down to write? This 90-minute workshop with Giller nominee Elisabeth de Mariaffi covers plot, pacing, and story propulsion. Avoid the dreaded mid-novel slump! Bring your questions. Whether you’re at the basic premise stage, or have a complete first draft, this workshop is for you. Space is limited and registration required.

$45/workshop
Reduced rates are available to TIFA Patrons and Festival Friends and recent graduates of the Humber School for Writers.


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Featured Authors

Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the critically acclaimed author of three books: the Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated short story collection How to Get Along with Women (2012), the literary thriller The Devil You Know (2015), and the 1950s-era Hitchcock-style thriller, Hysteria (2018.) She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and has taught fiction at UBC, Memorial University, and through the Humber School for Writers. Her newest novel, The Retreat, is coming in July 2021.

Read more about Elisabeth de Mariaffi

4:00pm

Sunday, October 25, 2020

90 mins

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