The Toronto Humanities at Large Writing Workshop

Are you an academic writer in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who wants to connect with the public?

Our week-long workshop will teach you how to write for different audiences and non-academic publishing channels.

You’ll learn the essentials—like narrative structure, character development, voice, and point of view—from a variety of sources, including creative non-fiction, journalism and public writing.

More information about the 2021-22 workshop will be posted when available.

This workshop is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Humanities and the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto, through the JHI’s Mellon-funded Humanities at Large initiative.  As a result, there is no tuition.

Participant Feedback About Previous Workshops

“I got more excited about writing that I have been in quite a while and it really expanded how I am thinking about the goals I have and the craft I want to develop.”

“This workshop was the best thing I did all year! [...] Nothing we did was not productive.”

[The workshop] "exceeded my expectations because I am leaving excited to write and work on this new project."

“This workshop is a fine example of JHI’s mandate to ‘enable humanities research to reach outside the university walls and engage with the wider public.’ By supporting 15 scholars in their efforts of public engagement not only do you increase the chances of our individual projects reaching the wider public but also we will be bringing our learning back to our home departments and universities so that we can spread the learning to others. THANK YOU!”

“It was transformative and eye-opening.”