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12 Best Creative Writing Classes in Toronto

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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Writing the Novel: Introduction

University of Toronto


If you want to write a novel but have no idea how to begin, this course will help you get going. You'll review literary technique with respect to the novel, and spend lots of time writing - and reading - to help you discover your own style.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Book

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1679-w...

Writing the Memoir

University of Toronto


Your memoir is the story only you can tell. It can be the tale of a life well lived or the story of a year in a Mexican jail. This course is for anyone who wants to write a memoir, whether for publication or simply to record stories for family and friends.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Memoir

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1769-w...

Writing Short Fiction: Introduction

University of Toronto


This graduate-level workshop is more than the final step in the short fiction stream - it's an opportunity to work with a respected short fiction writer and discover a community immersed in the genre. This is where you can hone your short stories with the goal of eventual publication.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Short Story

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1680-w...

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Writing Humour

University of Toronto


Find out what it takes to be funny and learn the techniques used by successful literary and popular comic writers. Combining lectures with in-class exercises and workshops, this course will examine the types of comedy suited to the printed page: slapstick, satire, absurdity, and more.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Comedy

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/2287-w...

Secrets of Great Food Writing

University of Toronto


Combine your love of food and your passion for writing into a deliciously creative talent. Learn the principles of great food writing and the techniques for recipe development – even the skills for interviewing and story pitching – whether your goal is to create newspaper or magazine articles, blog posts, social-media content or a cookbook.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Food

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/2400-s...

Screenwriting: Introduction

University of Toronto


This course is the first step in the screenwriting stream of the Certificate in Creative Writing. Whether you've already started a screenplay or you're developing a story for film, you'll learn the key elements of screenwriting, including story, character, plot, scene, structure and dialogue. This engaging course also includes screenings and writing exercises.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Screenplay

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1709-s...

Playwriting: Introduction

University of Toronto


Learn the basics of writing for the stage and connect with a community of like-minded writers in this introductory course in our playwriting stream. Working with a produced playwright, you'll learn important theatrical elements, including structure, character, dialogue and environment.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Playwriting

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/2825-p...

Generating Stories I

University of Toronto


Generate ideas and unearth your fictional, mythical and true-life stories waiting to be told. This workshop-based 20-hour course will help you complete drafts and revisions to the fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry that you want to write.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Fiction

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/2374-g...

Freelancing the Feature

University of Toronto


This course is designed to help you create high-quality, long-form journalism for newspapers and magazines, both traditional and digital. You'll acquire the tools to craft compelling feature-length articles and learn how to pitch your best ideas.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Essay, Freelance

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1722-f...


If you work in the scientific community or in health care and you want to write more effectively about your field, this course is for you. Whether you want to write for the mass media, specialist publications, or for your colleagues, this course will focus your thinking, sharpen your wits and ignite your writing. Come immerse yourself in the dynamic currents energizing science, medicine and public health communications with award-winning journalist Paul Webster.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Scientific, Freelance

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/2950-f...

Creative Non-Fiction II

University of Toronto


This intensive course gives you a deeper understanding of creative non-fiction so you can refine a work-in-progress and develop new material. Whether you're writing a memoir, personal essay, travel story or biography, you'll benefit from constructive criticism and evaluation. Revise your work with the help of the instructor and your peers.

Prerequisites: 1691 Creative Non-Fiction: Introduction is required.

Location: Toronto

Categories: Nonfiction

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $649.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1692-c...

Creative Writing: Introduction

University of Toronto


If you're just getting started as a writer and haven't yet decided on a literary direction, this course gives you the opportunity to try a number of different genres. Half of each class is devoted to a workshop. The other half is devoted to discussing an aspect of literary technique.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Toronto

Categories: Book, Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Beginner

Course length: 8 sessions (2.5 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $599.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/courses/1664-c...

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in Toronto

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Robert Rotenburg—the most famous of Canadian authors have been inspired by Toronto, so much so to set their novels in the Queen City. Today the site of a thriving literary scene, Toronto is also home to many creative writing classes that are meant to help hone your writing skills.

This directory of the best writing courses in Toronto is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in Toronto? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

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