2018 Master Class

Write a Novel from First Inspiration to Final Draft

A Master Class with C.C. Humphreys

Write a novel - from first inspiration to final edit - then submission! Have you got a book in you? Have you always wanted to get it out into the world but lacked the confidence? Then join award-winning, bestselling author Chris (C. C.) Humphreys, for an intensive writing workshop that will help you banish the critic, release your creativity, and introduce you to the secrets of novel construction, character development and sheer storytelling fun. With plenty of exercises to get the fingers and brain moving, and a step by step analysis of what makes a successful, exciting piece of fiction, participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of a novel and a road map to help you finish it.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from our 2018 Guest of Honour, C.C. Humphreys.

Registration is now available.

Here are the important details:

The class will take place Friday, May 18th from 9am-12pm.
Pre-registration is required and we need a minumum of 10 participants for the class to run.
These classes are an extra offering and are not part of the regular festival membership. Attendees and non-attendees are welome to sign up.
Cost for 2018 pass holders is $25. Choose Option One from the drop down list.
Cost for non-pass holders is $40. Choose Option Two from the drop down list.


As an actor Chris (C.C.) Humphreys has performed on stages from London's West End to Hollywood in roles ranging from Hamlet, through Clive Parnell in 'Coronation Street', Admiral Zhukov in 'Andromeda', the Immortal Graham Ashe in 'Highlander', to the voice of Salem the cat in 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. A playwright, fight choreographer and novelist, he has written ten adult novels including 'The French Executioner', runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers; 'The Jack Absolute Trilogy'; 'A Place Called Armageddon'; 'Shakespeare's Rebel' and the international bestseller, 'Vlad - The Last Confession'. He also writes for young adults, with a trilogy called The Runestone Saga and the fantasy books 'The Hunt of the Unicorn' and 'The Hunt of the Dragon'. His novel 'Plague' won Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in 2015. The sequel, 'Fire' is a thriller set during the Great Fire. Both novels spent five weeks in the top ten on 2016's Globe and Mail and Toronto Star Bestseller lists. His new novel is 'Chasing the Wind' about 1930's aviatrix - and thief! - Roxy Loewen, published in June 2018. He is translated into thirteen languages. In 2015 he earned his Masters in Fine Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of British Columbia. Website: