Humber Masterclass: What’s It Like? or The Machine Doesn’t Like Metaphors: On Figurative Language with David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis

Humber Masterclass: What’s It Like? or The Machine Doesn’t Like Metaphors: On Figurative Language with David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis

4:00pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

This event is no longer available for viewing.

Language possesses the unique capacity for the figurative–wherein one thing is compared to another to clarify and vivify. But what makes a good metaphor or simile and where do they come from? Using examples from prose, poetry and song, we will explore the satisfactions, frustrations and mysteries of figurative language and how it is inherent to a writer’s voice and style.

The Humber School for Writers returns to the Festival with a series of daily professional writing masterclasses led by its renowned faculty members and special guests. Each 90-minute class will be presented virtually and will focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome.

Cost: $56 per workshop.

This event is only available to view live. 


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This event is no longer available for viewing.

Language possesses the unique capacity for the figurative–wherein one thing is compared to another to clarify and vivify. But what makes a good metaphor or simile and where do they come from? Using examples from prose, poetry and song, we will explore the satisfactions, frustrations and mysteries of figurative language and how it is inherent to a writer’s voice and style.

The Humber School for Writers returns to the Festival with a series of daily professional writing masterclasses led by its renowned faculty members and special guests. Each 90-minute class will be presented virtually and will focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome.

Cost: $56 per workshop.

This event is only available to view live. 


Humber School for Writers Logo

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David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He is the author of the story collections, Immigrant City and Natasha and Other Stories, and the novels, The Betrayers and The Free World. His books have been nominated for the Scotiabank/Giller Prize, The Governor-General's Award, the Trillium Prize and won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the National Jewish Book Award. Born in Riga, Latvia, David lives in Toronto where he is the Creative Director of the Humber School for Writers.

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4:00pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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