Humber College Masterclass: What We Talk About When We Talk About Dialogue
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.
In this session we look what we talk about when we talk about dialogue.We talk all the time, so nothing should be easier than writing dialogue. And yet most writers find it hard to do convincingly. The ones who can do it, are said to have an “ear” for it. Showing examples from other writers and from his own work, award-winning novelist, short story writer and screenwriter David Bezmozgis invites you to examine together how dialogue is used, and what separates the good from the awful.
Reduced rates are available to TIFA Patrons and Festival Friends and recent graduates of the Humber School for Writers.