Humber College Masterclass: Shifting Modes – Writing Across Genres

Naben Ruthnum

Humber College Masterclass: Shifting Modes – Writing Across Genres

Naben Ruthnum

4:00pm

Monday, October 26, 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.

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.

$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.

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.

$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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Naben Ruthnum is a Toronto-based novelist, critic and screenwriter. He is the author of the 2017 book Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race about the ways in which South Asian identity in the West is often received. Ruthnum's fiction has been published in magazines ranging from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine to Granta, and he is a winner of Canada’s Journey Prize for short fiction. His first two thrillers, Find You In The Dark and Your Life Is Mine, were published in North America by Atria / Simon and Schuster. Ruthnum and his frequent screenwriting partner Kris Bertin currently have projects in development at Oddfellows Entertainment. Appearance supported by Humber College.

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4:00pm

Monday, October 26

90 mins

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