The Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry program at Humber College is intended for those working on book-length projects, and you'll have the satisfaction of completing a large body of work which may include all or parts of a novel or memoir, a volume of short stories, or a book of poetry.
Humber is noted for its exceptional creative writing mentors including authors of world stature. Past mentors include Martin Amis, Peter Carey, Miriam Toews, David Mitchell, Esi Edugyan, Nino Ricci, Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Hill, Anne Michaels, Edward Albee, Ha Jin and Alistair MacLeod. Recent international authors have included Jenny Offill, Nell Freudenberger and Samantha Harvey.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Reflect on editorial feedback to determine core strengths and weaknesses of one’s own work.
Self-evaluate written work focusing on key elements of creative writing such as character, dialogue, plot, theme, setting, imagery and structure/form.
Apply techniques and strategies acquired through editorial feedback, self-evaluation, reading and self-directed learning to revise and improve one’s own writing.
Employ conventions of grammar, punctuation, spelling and other aspects of technical style within the context of narrative/poetic traditions to write in a clear and professional manner.
Revise and improve elements of literary style such as detail, diction, syntax, active voice, rhythm and tone to sustain reader engagement at the level of the sentence/line.
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Manage point of view and associated issues of narrative/poetic voice such as the sociocultural identity and reliability of the narrator/speaker to create a consistent, convincing reading experience.
Employ a variety of research methods to support authentic, convincing writing in narrative/poetic forms.
Explore techniques and strategies used in published works to assess for application to one’s own writing.
Identify prevailing genres, forms and submission requirements present in the publishing industry and literary community to discover professional options for writers.
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor’s degree, diploma or advanced diploma
- Applicants must submit their work-in-progress form.
- Applicants must submit a sample of their writing that is no more than 15 pages in length. The manuscript must be prepared according to professional standards: double-spaced, and with name, title, and page number on each page.
- Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their project and writing experience, as well as any relevant life experience.
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International15568 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7784 CAD per semester during 12 months.
National2612 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1306 CAD per semester during 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.