It’s springtime and ideas are blooming – and characters, as always, are emerging, evolving, and coming to life in our stories. 

Want to dig a little deeper? Register now!

Word Feast is thrilled to offer a fiction writing workshop with award-winning short fiction writer David Huebert, offering writers a fresh perspective on the power of “character” in their work.

This hands-on fiction writing workshop will explore the craft of character building as an alternative to the conflict-driven model of fiction writing.

The workshop will consist of a theoretical overview, creative exercises, and a gift bag of tricks. Bring your favourite bag and/or special items you like to carry.

Required Reading:  The Carrier Bag Theory of Character by Ursula K. Leguin (link to text will be provided to registrants). 

When: May 7, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Live on Zoom –  register to receive the link

Cost: $25, payable by e-transfer to, or email to make alternate payment arrangements.

The 2020-2021 Writer-in Residence at The University of New Brunswick, David Huebert’s fiction was the winner of the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize, a finalist for the 2020 Journey Prize, and a National Magazine Award nominee in 2018 and 2019. His fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. A new story collection, Chemical Valley, will be published by Biblioasis in fall 2021. 

2 thoughts on “Spring Fiction Writing Workshop:  “Character as Carrier” with David Huebert

  1. I tried unsuccessfully to register for David Huebert’s workshop May 07, 1-3. My own fault. Waited until the 11 th hour. Would love to have learned from his Character workshop. If it is ever offered again please notify me. I am registered with Word Feast but pertinent info repeated below. Please keep me in mind.


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