Sun, Aug 07


Bowen Island

Workshop 3B: Climbing the Mountain: Writing your Novel as a Series of Easy Ascents with C.C. Humphreys

Workshop 3B:  Climbing the Mountain: Writing your Novel as a Series of Easy Ascents with C.C. Humphreys

Time & Location

Aug 07, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bowen Island, 430 Bowen Island Trunk Rd, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada

About the Event

Join Chris (CC) Humphreys for a masterclass in writing your novel. He’ll share the techniques that got him writing 22 years ago, and have helped him write 22 novels since. For him, it’s all about simplification – taking this step now, and not worrying about the next one till you need to. Forgetting the words ‘good’ and ‘bad. With exercises to free the mind and pen, and lots of practical help with subjects such as research, character, voice, dialogue, together with engaging stories about the writing business, come and accompany Chris… up that mountain!

About the facilitator

An award-winning novelist, playwright and teacher, Chris Humphreys has written 21 novels novels including The French Executioner - runner up for the Steel Dagger for Thrillers, UK -The Jack Absolute Trilogy, Vlad-The Last Confession and A Place Called Armageddon. Chris adapted his 12th novel, Shakespeare’s Rebel for the stage and it received its premiere in 2015 at Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, Canada. His novel Plague won Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in 2015. Chasing the Wind follows the daring adventures of 1930s aviatrix, Roxy Loewen. His modern crime novel, One London Daywas published in 2021. He recently completed his epic fantasy series, Immortals’ Blood. His novels for young adult readers include, The Runestone Saga Trilogy published by Knopf, as well as The Tapestry Trilogy. His novels have been translated into thirteen languages. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of British Columbia, has been Guest of Honour at several conferences and has taught across North America, at the Surrey Writers’ International Conference, and PNWA amongst many others. A busy audiobook narrator, as an actor Chris has performed on stages from London’s West End to Hollywood… to Salt Spring Island!