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About instructor Brian Francis:

Brian Francis is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels. His most recent, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of 2011. The book is also nominated for an Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and was shortlisted for a CBC Bookie Award. His first novel, Fruit, was a 2009 Canada Reads finalist. He has appeared on, and written for, the National Post, CBC and TVO, among others. This is his third year teaching creative writing at Harbourfront Centre.

What past participants have said:

"Brian Francis works wonders."

"...(the) instructor was knowledgeable and gracious..."

"Brian is a fantastic instructor."

"...this was a really positive experience..."

"Thanks for the amazing classes."

About instructor Nita Pronovost:

Nita Pronovost is a senior editor at Doubleday Canada, an imprint of Random House of Canada. She works on a range of fiction and nonfiction that includes celebrity memoirs, thrillers and mysteries, historical fiction and women's commercial novels. Her bestselling author list includes Roberta Rich, Eva Stachniak, Joy Fielding, Linwood Barclay, Kevin O'Leary and Russell Peters.

Literary Arts: Editing 101


Learn how to self-edit. In this intensive one-day workshop, novelist Brian Francis and Doubleday Canada senior editor Nita Pronovost discuss the fundamentals of self-editing your fiction writing. The workshop will cover:

•    Beats in fiction
•    Characterization and exposition
•    Finding your voice
•    Avoiding unintentional repetition
•    Points of view
•    Showing, not telling
•    Style and sophistication
•    The role of an editor
•    The acquisition process
•    Book genres
•    The importance of story structure
•    Improving your prose


In partnership with
Authors at Harboufront Centre




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