Along the way of improving their skills, students are given the opportunity to learn how to edit their own work as well as the work of other writers.
Practicality and a realistic approach to creativity is a key factor of the program.
For most writers, the hardest part is not just getting started on a manuscript, but finishing it.
Humber’s Creative Writing Graduate Certificate aims to push students who are working on book-length projects or have begun their manuscripts.
Speaking to Humber, 2014 grad and author of Social Dance: A Book Of Ballroom Poetry, Carolyn Bell spoke of how working alongside her mentor closely helped her achieve her goal of publishing her latest poetry collection.
“The intimacy of the mentorship process helped me to develop and deepen my devotion to the writing life – and to respect and honour it with the daily commitment of returning, each and every day, to the work we were doing together,” she said of her mentor Karen Connolly.
Most recently, graduate Liz Harmer was nominated for 2018’s Journey Prize for her short story Never Prosper, her novel The Amateurs was published in early 2018.
Another graduate of the program is new author Lindsay Wong who obtained the certificate in 2015 worked alongside author Jami Attenberg to write her debut short story collection and her new memoir The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons and My Crazy Chinese Family was just released this autumn.
Our MFA Program, located in Toronto, the most richly diverse city in the country, welcomes and is structured to nurture and support many voices and wide imaginaries.
Our distinguished faculty and our many acclaimed graduates recognize the power of language to summon a different world.