Occurs on Thursday September 17 2020

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Emily Gillespie
September 17 to November 26
Thursdays 12-2 PM

Is there a topic that you’ve been discouraged from writing about? Refine your creative writing skills and re-claim your voice as we explore raw and vulnerable stories. This class will explore life writing prompts, cover the basic elements of storytelling (ethics and storytelling, world-building, structure, characterization etc.), and also the professional side, as in how to edit work and get published. The outcome of this class will be having participants improve their storytelling and creative writing skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to edit their work, and get it ready for publication.

About the Instructor
Emily has a BA in English and an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University. Dancing with Ghosts (Leaping Lion Books, 2017) is her first novel. In 2018, she won a contest for her short-story “D is for Despair,” sponsored by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Her poetry was recently featured in the Inkwell Anthology, I Am a Lake. “No Room at the Inn,” a short story adapted from her second novel will be included as part of the Nothing without Us, anthology by Renaissance Press fall 2019. She is currently drafting her second novel, teaching creative writing, and experimenting with zines as well as performance art.

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