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The Write Space – Joseph Kertes
June 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$50
Turning to Page 2 – hosted by Joseph Kertes
Please bring the first page of a manuscript (fiction or creative non-fiction) that you are working on. You can tell a lot about a writer in a single page—a bit like an American Idol audition—whether the writer can write, develop character, handle dialogue, pace, etc. The workshop class will act as editors, read the page and determine whether we feel compelled to turn to page 2 or, if not, why not, or if yes, why yes?
JOSEPH KERTES was born in Hungary but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. He studied English at York University and the University of Toronto, where he was encouraged in his writing by Irving Layton and Marshall McLuhan. His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His third novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Kertes founded Humber College’s distinguished creative writing and comedy programs. He is currently Humber’s dean of creative and performing arts.