The Toronto Humanities at Large Writing Workshop

We are thrilled to announce that the Jackman Humanities Institute will offer not one, but two online workshops for academic writers who would like to sharpen their skills in non-academic writing genres. 
The first will be taught by Professor Irina Dumitrescu (Chair, English, Bonn University, Germany), and will focus on short-form pieces that might be published in popular newspapers, magazines, and websites. It will take place on March 17-20, 2021. This workshop will feature guest appearances by David M. Perry and Robyn Autry.
The second will be taught by Professors Eva-Lynn Jagoe (Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese, University of Toronto) and Gretchen Bakke (Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Humboldt University, Berlin). It will take place on May 17-21, 2021.  You may remember Eva-Lynn and Gretchen as the instructors of our last workshop. This workshop will focus on long-form writing that will be published as a book.
Both workshops will be offered online with a morning meeting and time for writing in the afternoons. Each workshop requires full-day commitments, for the full length of the workshop. We will be accepting applications for both during December-January. Stay tuned for more details!

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.”