Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced writer, there’s something for you in our July writing workshop!
During the 2019 workshop, a poetry-only workshop will be led by renowned poet and author Olive Senior.
Each year, the workshop is both different and the same.
It's different because we have a tradition of inviting new authors to teach for us.
The Toronto Writing Project in the Centre for Urban Schooling at OISE is composed of teachers, activists, and researchers who view writing as a mechanism for addressing equity issues across subject matter, across core subjects.
TWP encourages formal and informal research opportunities for youth and teachers working individually and collaboratively to address equity issues in their classrooms, schools, and communities.The quality of our faculty and the demonstrable success of our graduates marks Humber as one of the best writing retreats in North America.Located at our beautiful Lakeshore Campus, it's proved to be an inspiring, challenging and life-altering week for aspiring writers for more than 25 years. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Kyo Maclear is an essayist, novelist and children’s author.He has mentored writers at the Banff Centre and the University of Guelph-Humber.His first novel, Some Great Thing, won the Amazon/Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the U. His second novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Paragraphe Hugh Maclennan Award.Starting with the idea that teachers are well positioned to generate knowledge about writing and equity, and then use this knowledge to create peer to peer professional development networks that are tied to local and trans-local issues, the Toronto Writing Project is committed to building inquiry around teaching and writing.This project draws inspiration from well-established research collectives such as the the National Writing Project (NWP) and the Philadelphia Writing Project (Phil WP).Students will benefit from their wisdom as well as from an array of publishing professionals who come to dispel the myths and mysteries behind the writing and publishing process.Anyone who is serious—or seriously curious—about becoming a writer will learn a great deal over the course of the week.His writing has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Zoetrope All-Story, and Best American Short Stories.He has been twice nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award and has received the First Novel Award among other prizes.