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.
This session will be facilitated by Colin McAdam. A writer should know her words as a painter knows her paints. Sometimes the elements that make up every story are the most overlooked: the marks on the page that conjure worlds. In this masterclass, Colin McAdam talks about dictionaries, decorum, and how chimpanzees taught him to find the right word.
Reduced rates are available to TIFA Patrons and Festival Friends and recent graduates of the Humber School for Writers.