New Humanities Writing Course – Save the Date!

New Humanities Writing Course – Save the Date!

The CFD (Centre for Faculty Development) is launching a new humanities writing course, “Fostering Narrative Competence: Reflective and Creative Writing for Clinicians and Educators.”

Fostering Narrative Competence will focus on developing the skills of close reading and reflective and creative writing through discussion of published work, sharing student writing in a guided, workshop setting, and a selection of writing and creativity exercises.  The course is open to writers at all levels interested in working in a variety of genres (fiction, memoir, poetry , drama, non-fiction, etc.).

Fostering Narrative Competence is intended to nurture and aid health care practitioners who wish to devote time and attention to their reading and writing but lack the support of an engaged creative community to support their efforts.

For detailed information including schedule. Registration information to follow. Space is limited to 15 participants.

The course will consist of 8 sessions between Jan 10, 2018-May 2, 2018 and will be led by Damian Tarnopolsky, the author of Goya’s Dog, a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the  First Novel Award, and the short fiction collection Lanzmann and Other Stories, which was nominated for the ReLit Award.

If you have questions, please contact Farah Friesen at