The Paint Never Dries
Baxter Arts Centre
3 Stanley St, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0, Canada
A talk on the art and importance of revision. Topics covered in the talk include the first draft, modes of revision, outside readers, being edited, self-discipline, and letting go. The talk is 1.5 to 2 hours in length and includes a Q&A. This talk is appropriate for all ages.
Michael Redhill continues to teach regularly for The Humber School of Writing, in the Creative Writing by Correspondence program, and he is an adjunct professor in the creative writing departments of both the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1966, Michael Redhill has published sixteen books, brought six plays to the stage, and been a cultural critic and essayist. His first novel, Martin Sloane, won The Books in Canada/Amazon.com Best First Novel Prize, and his second, Consolation, won the City of Toronto Book Award and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Goodness, a play, won a “Fringe First Award” at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe as well as the prestigious Carole Tambor Best of Edinburgh prize. His novel, Bellevue Square, won the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He has two sons and lives in Toronto.