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The 1999 Taddle Creek
Summer Writers' Workshop
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
July 1 to 4, 1999
Held at Hart House * University of Toronto
Co-Sponsored by the Hart House Library Committee
- Barry Callaghan, Writer-in-Residence;
- Robert J. Sawyer (science fiction);
- Stephanie Bolster (poetry);
- Austin Clarke (long fiction);
- Douglas Fetherling (prose style);
- M.T. Kelly (short fiction);
- Erin Moure (poetry).
- Workshop director: Bruce Meyer
In the heart of the city, experience what
great writers have to teach you about writing. This year's
Taddle Creek Summer Writers' Workshop includes a stellar
cast of instructors who can show you how to make your writing
Our four-day event is scheduled so you don't have to miss work
and features a daily workshop of your choice where you can learn
from an outstanding writer and have the chance to work one-on-one
with your instructor and access a great writer-in-residence.
We're also featuring evening readings, a barbecue get-together
and seminars on publishing your work. All this and the experience
of intensive study in writing at Canada's most prestigious
university for a price that other workshops can't beat.
The Taddle Creek Summer Writers' Workshop is a rare opportunity
to experience the ambience of the "world within a world" of the
University of Toronto's famous Hart House while having the
benefits, stimulation and excitement close at-hand not only of
great writers but of Canada's largest city.
Science Fiction Workshop with Robert J. Sawyer
Science fiction is one of the most popular publishing categories
in the world, and Canadian writers are at the forefront, with
their works being eagerly bought by major New York publishers.
You'll learn a thematic approach to plotting, how to create
characters appropriate to your theme, how to design an alien
world and alien beings, the various subgenres of science fiction,
how to do research for writing SF, the rules for success in SF
publishing, and how and where to market and promote your work,
both in Canada and the U.S.
Robert J. Sawyer is Past President of the Science Fiction
and Fantasy Writers of America. He won the
Nebula Award (the "Academy Award" of the
SF field) for his novel The Terminal
Experiment; he is also the author of the novels Starplex, Frameshift, and Factoring Humanity, all of which were
finalists for the Hugo Award (SF's
international "People's Choice" award). For more information,
check out his web site at
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Workshops (Thurs Sun)
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Consultation Time with Instructor (Thurs
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Writer-in-Residence Appointments (Thurs
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Daily seminar (Thurs Sat)
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Student Readings (Thurs Sat)
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Instructor Readings (Fri)
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Barbecue (Sat)
(Daily seminars on different aspects of writing and publishing
will be offered by various faculty members, and will include
"Marketing Your Work" with Robert J. Sawyer and Bruce Meyer.)
For information about the workshop, accommodation and other
facilities, please contact University of Toronto School of
Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program at:
Workshop Fee: Cdn$412.00 ($400.00 for workshop, Cdn$12.00 for
Registration fee); about US$280. Includes one four-day workshop,
access to Writer-in-Residence Barry Callaghan, a one-on-one
consultation with Robert J. Sawyer, one barbecue, three seminars
on publishing and writing information, two evening readings by
the faculty, and the opportunity to participate in open readings
by the students. Note: University of Toronto workshop fee does
not include accommodation. Accommodation information will be
sent to registrants upon request.
Students must submit a sample of ten pages
of prose before the registration deadline of June 25, 1999.
Adults (18 years of age or older) may register. Registrations are
accepted by registering in person at 158 St. George Street, by
phone at (416) 978 2400, by fax at (416) 978 6666, by mail or
through our web site at www.continuallyuoft.utoronto.ca.
This form must be accompanied by the applicable fees. Payment may
be made by Visa, MasterCard, money order, or cheque payable in
Canadian funds to the University of Toronto.
Your Official Income Tax Receipt indicates the location, date and
time of your course. It will be mailed or given to you upon
payment of fees. Save your Official Income Tax! It is your
evidence of registration needed for refunds. Duplicate income tax
receipts will not be issued.
A portion of the tuition fee may be refunded if the School of
Continuing Studies receives from the registrant a written Notice
of Withdrawal, postmarked before the applicable deadline. The
Notice of Withdrawal is printed on the reverse of the Income Tax
Receipt. $32 is withheld when withdrawal is at least 15 days
before the workshop commences; 25% is withheld when withdrawal is
before the workshop commences. No refund will be given once the
workshop has commenced. No refund is granted after the deadlines.
Processing of refund cheques requires a few weeks.
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
158 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V8
Telephone: (416) 978-2400 * Fax (416) 978-6666
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5p .m.
SCS Course Number: 6392
Course Title: Taddle Creek Workshop #6 Science Fiction
Start Date: 1 July 1999
End Date: 4 July 1999
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