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

Omar El Akkad

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

Omar El Akkad

4:00pm

Saturday, October 31, 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.

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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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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Omar El Akkad is an author and a journalist. He has reported from Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay and many other locations around the world. His work earned Canada's National Newspaper Award for Investigative Journalism and the Goff Penny Award for young journalists. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ, and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and has been nominated for more than ten other awards. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, NPR, and Esquire, and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World.

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4:00pm

Saturday, October 31, 2020

90 mins

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