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Graduate Cert. in Creative Writing – Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Humber College’s Creative Writing – Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry graduate certificate program helps you improve your writing from the comfort of your own home. You’ll work one-on-one with a professional writer-mentor to improve your short stories, poems, memoir, or novel-in-progress, learning how to develop plot, character, dialogue, pace and style through feedback on your own manuscript.

Quick Facts

 
Part-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: May 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 2,838 per semester
Location: Online

The Humber College’s Creative Writing – Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry graduate certificate program 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, 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.

Courses Included:

  •  Narrative styles
  • Character, Plot and stylistic Development
  • Editing for publication
  • Issues in contemporary Writing
  • Freelance Writing

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Career

The main goal of the program is to improve your writing, and publication is a possibility for some. Graduates of this program may use their writing and editing skills in a wide variety of careers and professions in addition to writing books. Some of our graduates write for newspapers, magazines, television and other media. More than 300 Humber School for Writers alumni have published books and Dr. Vincent Lam, who won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his literary debut Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, is just one of our distinguished former students. Other alumni have also been on the bestseller lists in Canada: Suzanne Desrochers for Bride of New France, Cathy Marie Buchanan for The Painted Girls, Shari Lapena for The Couple Next Door and Eva Stachniak for The Chosen Maiden.

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