What’s It Like? or The Machine Doesn’t Like Metaphors: On Figurative Language with David Bezmozgis

Virtual Event


Language possesses the unique capacity for the figurative–wherein one thing is compared to another to clarify and vivify. But what makes a good metaphor or simile and where do they come from? Using examples from prose, poetry and song, we will explore the satisfactions, frustrations and mysteries of figurative language and how it is inherent to a writer’s voice and style.

The Humber School for Writers returns to the Festival with a series of daily professional writing masterclasses led by its renowned faculty members and special guests. Each 90-minute class will be presented virtually and will focus on a specific aspect of writing craft. Sign up for one or attend them all! All writing levels are welcome.

Event Details

Start Date October 27, 2021
End DateOctober 27, 2021
Time4:00pm - 5:30pm