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Graduation – Creative Writing Certificate at U of T

June 25, 2014

Members Alison Colvin and Anita Morris recently graduated from the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies’ Creative Writing program. (In 2010, I graduated from the same program)

The certificate requires 120 hours of class time, usually 6 courses, and the submission of a final project.  It costs around $4000. Students can take up to 5 years to complete the course.

What’s the benefit of taking the Certificate course? 

  • It puts you in touch with a community of writers and instructors, and with the wider publishing world. 
  • It really does help make you a better writer. Courses range from “Writing through Reading” and “Intro to Screenwriting”.
  • The majority of instructors are committed to helping you meet your writing goals within the framework of their courses.
  • A pre-publication substantive edit of your manuscript could cost more than the total cost of the program. Why not learn to do it yourself, and amass educational capital at the same time?

In addition, Anita and Alison shared what they learnt at the program which enriched our meetings at Bathurst Muses. The ripples of benefit do spread far!

Congratulations, Anita and Alison!





Class of 2014 – Alison Colvin 4th from right; Anita Morris 2nd from right. 

One Comment leave one →
  1. Alison Colvin permalink
    June 25, 2014 8:06 pm

    The highlight of the evening was Marina Nemat’s speech. It reminded us of how the act of writing makes us human.

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