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Program(s): Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Isabel Huggan

Isabel Huggan is a Canadian author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry who lives in France where she runs a writer’s retreat for individuals, returning every summer to Canada to renew her affiliations with family and friends. Her two collections (The Elizabeth Stories and You Never Know) gained her an international reputation as a short story writer, and her bestselling memoir, Belonging: Home Away from Home, won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (2004). Her editorial experience includes copy editing expertise and technical editing skills upon which she calls when working with writers’ manuscripts. She is known for her innovative creative writing workshops, conducted in schools, universities and private institutions in Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Since 1998, she has been on the staff of the Humber School for Writers as an instructor and mentor in the correspondence program.

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Isabel Huggan