Writing Historical Fiction, with Larissa Lai

Larissa Lai

Writing Historical Fiction, with Larissa Lai

Larissa Lai

5:30pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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 focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome. In this workshop, American-born Canadian novelist and literary critic Larissa Lai will discuss a range of writing techniques that can be used to create historical fiction. She will illustrate the challenges caused by knowing the past, and suggest how to represent it for contemporary readers. Learn what to do with dated language and behaviours, and how to bridge gaps between lot understandings and new ways of knowing.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 28 at 5:30pm ET
Where: Main Loft in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 90 minutes
Ticket price: $53

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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 focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome. In this workshop, American-born Canadian novelist and literary critic Larissa Lai will discuss a range of writing techniques that can be used to create historical fiction. She will illustrate the challenges caused by knowing the past, and suggest how to represent it for contemporary readers. Learn what to do with dated language and behaviours, and how to bridge gaps between lot understandings and new ways of knowing.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 28 at 5:30pm ET
Where: Main Loft in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 90 minutes
Ticket price: $53

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Larissa Lai is the author of The Tiger Flu, Salt Fish Girl and Iron Goddess of Mercy. Recipient of the Duggins Novelist's Prize, the Lambda Award and the Astraea Award, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary where she directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing.

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5:30pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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