Humber College Masterclass: Building Narrative – Revisiting the Elementals
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 at building narrative: revisiting the elementals. Fiction is a vicarious immersion into the lives of others, a fundamental way of making sense of our world. Through exploring a protagonist’s desires, and the potential antagonists and obstacles in her/his path to attaining those desires, participants will experience first-hand how character and incidence spin a narrative into motion with accomplished playwright and author, Cordelia Strube. Space is limited and registration required.
Reduced rates are available to TIFA Patrons and Festival Friends and recent graduates of the Humber School for Writers.