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.
Shifting Modes: Writing Across Genres is an experience-based presentation on the benefits of being an unpredictable writer, presented by Naben Ruthnum. Ruthnum’s career started in short stories, but his first published book was a long essay on food and literary culture–followed by two thrillers under his pseudonym, Nathan Ripley. A screenwriter as well, Ruthnum’s masterclass is geared toward writers who are interested in the fun and challenge of writing across forms, and also for those who are curious about the possibilities of making a living as a working writer.
Reduced rates are available to TIFA Patrons and Festival Friends and recent graduates of the Humber School for Writers.