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The Humber School for Writers
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Established in 1992 under the direction of its first creative director, Joseph Kertes, the Humber School for Writers is a unique program aimed at instructing writers on both technical/artistic and the business side of their chosen craft. The workshop ran in two parts, an in-person session run over a week during the summer (and briefly during the fall), and a correspondence course, where the students/participants gained feedback on a work in progress.
In 2002, Creative Director Joseph Kertes retired and Antanas Sileika replaced him in the role until 2017. The current Creative Director is David Bezmozgis.
Many prominent Canadian and International writers (Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields, Mavis Gallant, Alistair MacLeod, Miriam Toews, Wayson Choy and others) have been speakers/instructors for the program.