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Carolyn Bennett

Photo: Karin Culliton 2017


Writer and comedian Carolyn Bennett cut her teeth performing at Yuk Yuks and hasn't stopped bleeding since. Selected TV credits include This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC COMICS, Chilly Beach and The NHL Awards. Produced radio plays include Mixed Media, and Pure Convenience. Produced stage plays include RuntkillerThe Short List, Canis FamiliarisSick Kids Wanna Talk To You and Double Down Helix.

Bennett has also worked as a senior writer and speech writer for the Ontario Cabinet Office, and for the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. 

She co-produces and hosts Hirut Hoot, a comedy night at Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine in Toronto. Bennett is also a speaker on addictions and recovery.

She is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada, ACTRA, Playwrights Guild of Canada and now, The Writers' Union of Canada. She hopes to one day be a member of United Steelworkers.



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Please Stand By. Now or Never, 2019


TIFF Studio Screenwriting Intensive Jury Prize, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

Satire and Humour in Writing and Life

A survey of satircial writng and thinking from Swift to Mercer to Colbert and how it can influence public opinion and politics.  Participants will have the opportunity to write a short piece and present it.



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High and Hammered in Literature

A survey of novels that feature addicted characters as a means to generate conversation and discussion around addiction issues and recovery.

Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
$Single or multiple sessions negotiable
One session:
$Single or multiple sessions negotiable
GST applicable