Saturday November 4: 11:10 am - 12:30 pm

On Character with Alison Pick

Balsillie School of International Arts
Room #1-23
Writer's Craft Class


Unavailable online

Good character development is a critical part of writing both fiction and nonfiction (and can also be surprisingly relevant to poetry!). This workshop will help you get to know the characters you are writing about in new and fun ways. Come prepared to brainstorm, to play games, to write hard, and to learn how understanding your characters deeply can take your writing project to a whole new level.

  • Alison Pick is the author of six books of fiction, memoir and poetry, most recently the novelĀ Strangers with the Same Dream. She was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for the most promising writer in Canada under 35, and her novelĀ Far to Go was nominated for the Man Booker prize. She lives and writes in Toronto.