|EDUCATION - WRITING
1988 Scott Meredith wrote my first rejection, but with pages of useful reasons going back to Aristotle to explain why my submission was not publishable. Of course, he was right. But I still have that one to work on.
1999 Humber School for Writers, Toronto, 6 months correspondence program, Christopher Moore (Governor-General's prize).
2004 Humber School for Writers, Toronto, 5 day Summer Workshop, Alistair MacLeod (Impac prize).
2005 Algonkian, NYC, pitch an editor 3 day workshop.
2006 Medical Fiction Writing for Physicians, SEAK, Cape Cod, Drs. Palmer and Gerritsen.
2006 Screenwriting, Cape Cod, 2 day workshop, Richard Krevolin.
2006 Writing Dialogue, Cape Cod, 1 day workshop, John Hough.
2007 Humber School for Writers, Toronto, 2 day workshop, Insider's Guide to Getting Published, Cynthia Good (former editor Penguin Canada).
2007 Algonkian Novel Workshop, Virginia
2007 University of Toronto, Summer Writing Programme, Narrative Non-fiction, Five day workshop, Ken McGoogan. Short-listed for Random House Award.
2007 Historical Novel Society conference and workshops.
2008 Grub Street, Boston, Muse and the Marketplace
2008 Robert McKee STORY Screenwriting seminar, Toronto
2008 Crimewriters of Canada & Bloody Words, Toronto
2008 Jackson Hole Writers' Conference, Wyoming
2008 University of Toronto Summer School Writing Programme, Detective fiction, Five day workshop, Giles Blunt
2008 South Carolina Writers Workshop, Hilton Head
2008 University of Toronto -- Writing Short Fiction, Master Class, Dennis Bock; Sixteen weekly workshops