The Hart House Student Literary and Library Committee is committed to providing free, accessible, and safe opportunities for students and community members to develop their creative writing skills; explore voices, genres, books, and literary movements; network with emerging and established writers from across the Greater Toronto Area; and learn about literature as a professional industry.
Shale Project Workshop – November 15
Social Justice Reading List – Grief, Loss and Love: Intergenerational trauma and resistance
Baseline Chapbook Launch – November 25
Decent exposure workshop applications open on November 21st!
Dead Poets Society: October 29
Social Justice Reading list – Horror and Fantasy: A Racial and Gendered Experience
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Join us on a poetry-sharing night! The location will be The Burwash Room, Second Floor, Hart House
Shale Project Workshop
The hart house literary and library committee is proud to welcome instructors Avi Silver and Sienna Tristen for our shale project workshop! This is a beginner’s guide for fantasy writers, and it takes you through the specifics of genre and world-building. The workshop will take place online on November 15, from 5 to 7 PM. Click on the link below to sign up!
Date: November 15, 2022
Time & Duration: 5 to 7 PM EST (2 hr)
BASELINE CHAPBOOK LAUNCH
Join us on Friday, November 25 at 6:30 PM at Hart House Library to celebrate the Baseline Chapbook Launch!
DECENT EXPOSURE WORKSHOP
Are you an emerging writer looking to hone your craft?
This year, Hart House will be offering Decent Exposure, an online creative writing workshop put on by emerging professional writers currently enrolled in the Creative Writing Master’s Program at the University of Toronto. Over the course of this eight-week workshop, participants will get an opportunity to receive both written and verbal feedback on their own work, as well as taking part in discussions and exercises meant to increase their understanding of the mechanics of writing.
Those accepted to be part of the workshop are expected to commit to attending the workshop on a bi-weekly basis during the Winter (S) semester, as well as reading, annotating, and offering thoughtful feedback on the work of their peers. To apply, please fill out the following form and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deconstruct the Library
Our guiding theme for 2021-2022 is “BRiNK!”.
HHSL&LC programming and events for 2021-2022 explores the liminal space of the literary world – the movements, genres, and voices in literature that have yet have to been discovered and which push the boundaries of what we typically call ‘literature.’ From the development of popular literature genres, such as food writing and Broadway musicals, to new academic movements and topics such as hip hop and migratory aesthetics, our focus is on the unforeseen, the brink of literature.