Saturday October 29: 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm

3:10 P.M. Working with an Archive: How to Balance Research with Creativity

with Helen Humphreys.

BSIA Room #123


Research is a critical part of the writing process, but how much is needed and when should you do it? 

Join award-winning author Helen Humphreys in this nonfiction writing workshop that explores whether to research before, during, or after writing, and the pros and cons with each. This workshop will also explore how to integrate research into writing without it seeming forced or over-explanatory and when to stop researching.

  • HELEN HUMPHREYS is an acclaimed and award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She has won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction and the Toronto Book Award. She has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Trillium Book Prize and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. Her most recent novel is Rabbit Foot Bill. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Helen Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario.

    Photo credit: Ayelet Tsabari