Registration Opens for André Alexis' Master Class in Experimental Fiction

A limited number of seats remain open for Giller-winning author André Alexis' master class in experimental fiction, scheduled for Saturday, August 26th, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to learn craft from the author of Fifteen Dogs, perhaps the nation's most celebrated novel in recent memory. Light summer lunch included. Cost: $149.95 + HST. Course description:

What is experimental fiction? What draws authors to the form? How can innovation add depth and meaning to a narrative, or shape a work in lieu of a narrative? Commencing with a morning lecture, followed by an afternoon of guided writing exercises, award-winning novelist André Alexis takes students through the theory and practice of a tradition popularized, in recent years, by Zadie Smith, George Saunders, and Alexis himself.

For more on Alexis, please see his bio on our Residencies page.

Attendees of Diane Schoemperlen's June memoir master class raved about the instruction, welcoming atmosphere, intimacy, and food. To reserve your spot, email woodbridgeretreat@gmail.com. Seats are filling quickly.

Students of Diane Schoemperlen's June master class in memoir writing

Students of Diane Schoemperlen's June master class in memoir writing

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