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Places of Our Own – Creative Writing Workshop with Susan Swan

May 31 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Places of Our Own
Creative Writing Workshop with Susan Swan

Sunday, May 31

12:30 – 5 pm


John Hartman, Canadian, b.1950 Susan Swan and the Western Islands, 2017 oil on linen 66 x 60 inches Courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto Photo credit: Joseph Hartman


About the event

We are shaped by the landscapes we know and love. In Canada, we are never far away from nature. While Americans tend to identify with “the American people”, Canadians often think of themselves in terms of the land. What landscape (urban or a natural) helped shape you?

This creative writing workshop is offered alongside John Hartman: Many Lives Mark This Place, which features portraits of Canadian writers in the landscapes that inspire them. Throughout the workshop, writer Susan Swan will discuss and critique essays that participants will be asked to submit in advance.

A double-spaced essay on the theme described above should be sent to programs@mcmichael.com by Sunday, May 16, 2020. Please reference “Creative Writing Workshop” in the subject line.

John Hartman: Many Lives Mark This Place

Mar 7 to Jun 7


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About Susan Swan

Susan Swan is a novelist, teacher, activist and journalist, whose impact on the Canadian literary and political scene has been far-reaching. Her critically acclaimed fiction has been published in 20 countries and has been adapted for into films and television programs. Her 2004 novel What Casanova Told Me was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and her 2019 novel The Dead Celebrities Club was met with critical acclaim. She is currently the writer-in-residence at Massey College in Toronto.


Please note: All ticket sales are not refundable.


May 31
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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