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Becky Blake

Photo: Kara Blake 2018
A two-time winner of the CBC Literary Prize (for non-fiction in 2017 and short fiction in 2013), Becky Blake’s stories and essays have appeared in publications across Canada. Her first novel, Proof I Was Here, was published by Wolsak & Wynn’s Buckrider Books imprint in May 2019. Becky teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is working on a second novel and a memoir-in-essays. 
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Proof I Was Here. Wolsak & Wynn, 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

I can speak to students about many elements of "the writing life," including the journey toward publication and the processes involved in researching, structuring and writing a novel, short story, essay or memoir.

Presentation Length:
Up to 2 hours
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Audience size:
Workshop Description:

Some common workshops I offer: 

  • Creating memorable characters
  • Writing what you want to know: letting curiousity guide your writing
  • The writing business: approaching agents, publishers, literary magazines
  • What is Creative Nonfiction? Writing creatively about your own life
Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
GST not applicable