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Live In Toronto: Mastering the Art and Craft of Feature Writing

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm


Pandemic University is proud to partner with acclaimed journalist Richard Warnica on our first in-person event, at Toronto’s Massey College, at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus.

This bootcamp is designed for early, mid-career and experienced journalists interested in mastering narrative feature writing. Over two days of intensive sessions, students will learn how to conceive, pitch, report, structure and write distinctive features in a variety of formats. The emphasis here is on voice. Students will examine how to blend the tools of investigative reporting, essay writing, and narrative non-fiction to produce that sound distinctive, make an impact and last. They’ll also hear from guest speakers, including award-winning freelance journalists Katherine Laidlaw and Shannon Gormely, on topics including freelancing, pitching, international reporting and more.

Each writer will also have the opportunity to do a one-on-one manuscript review with the instructor.

  • Writers in the Toronto area on Oct. 1 and 2
  • Young and emerging reporters pivoting toward feature writing
  • Experienced journalists looking to hone their skills
  • Feature writers aiming to create more ambitious and creative works

Not sure it’s for you? Feel free to reach out and ask us directly: info@pandemicuniversity.com.


October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am
October 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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Massey College, University of Toronto
4 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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