The Toronto Humanities at Large Writing Workshop

This week-long (May 11-15, 2020) intensive workshop is designed for academic writers in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who wish to reach broader publics. Participants will be given strategies for writing for different audiences and for disseminating their work in non-academic channels. They will learn strategies drawn from creative non-fiction, journalism, and public writing, such as narrative structure, character development, voice, and point of view.


Participants around tables at the Humanities at Large Writing Workshop
Participants in the May 2019 workshop. Photo by Berenice Villagómez.


The workshop is limited to 14 spaces, with preference given to mid-level (Associate) professors and/or academic researchers who have published a previous book (academic or creative). All applicants must have completed doctoral work by 10 May 2020. The ideal candidate is a scholar who has a clear sense of their project and has done significant research, but who is in the early stages of writing a substantial book project. This workshop is not primarily intended for those who are hoping to adapt an existing academic manuscript.

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020

For more information, including eligibility requirements and application form, visit our Toronto Humanities at Large Writing Workshop page.