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Terry Fallis: The Role of Humour in Writing

April 23, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

$20.00 – $25.00

Terry Fallis: The Role of Humour in Writing

Two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour –

Author of five #1 bestsellers – Creative Writing Instructor

Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Newmarket -Ray Twinney Recreation Complex

Terry will discuss the role humour plays in his writing—not just in his novels, but how a sense of humour can sustain you in the rollercoaster life of a writer. He’ll offer up tips on injecting humour into your writing and thoughts on why so few writers, even if they’re funny people, seem to avoid humour in their writing.

Bio: Terry Fallis

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the author of eight national bestselling novels—including five #1 bestsellers—all published by McClelland & Stewart. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. It was adapted as a six-part CBC-Television miniseries in 2014, and a stage musical in 2015. His third novel, Up and Down, was the winner of the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award. His fourth novel, No Relation (2014) won the 2015 Leacock Medal. His latest novel, Operation Angus (2021) was a CBC Best Books of 2021 selection. In 2013, The Canadian Booksellers Association named Terry Fallis the winner of the Libris Award as Author of the Year. Terry has written for many publications including Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Toronto Star. He also teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. A skilled public speaker, he lives in Toronto with his wife, and blogs at  www.terryfallis.com . Subscribe to his newsletter at https://terryfallis.substack.com


Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, Newmarket

We will have some time to socialize and share news of our writing lives with each other before Terry starts his presentation. Tell a friend. We look forward to spending time in real life.

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April 23, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00 – $25.00
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Allison Hannah


Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1)
100 Eagle Street West
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 1J4 Canada
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