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Humber Masterclass: Omar El Akkad

Humber College Masterclass: Substructure – Plotting, Planning and Organizing a Novel-length Project

October 31 at 4pm

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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.

The business of putting a story together varies greatly from writer to writer, and for every Jack Kerouac who sits down and pulls off a novel in a single sitting, there are a hundred other writers who spend years researching and meticulously detailing their project before they ever write a single sentence. In this workshop, facilitated by Omar El Akkad, we explore some of the methods by which writers form the foundations of their novel-length projects. 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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Humber College Masterclass: Substructure – Plotting, Planning and Organizing a Novel-length Project

October 31 at 4pm


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