Publishers’ PD Seminar with Cynthia Good on editorial direction – Jan 15 2014

Join us on Wednesday January 15th at the Atwater Library Auditorium for a presentation of ‘Acquiring Wisdom: Insight for Editorial Direction’ by Cynthia Good, Director of the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College. Doors open at 4pm; presentation to begin at 4:15. Coffee and cookies will be served. Everyone welcome! RSVP to


Cynthia Good, Director of the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College, has been in the publishing industry for thirty-five years. She was appointed the first editorial director of Penguin Books Canada in the early ‘80’s. There, she was responsible for establishing a publishing program which grew into one of the most successful in Canada. Under her leadership the roster included such writers as John Ralston Saul, Michael Ignatieff, Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, Timothy Findley, Stuart McLean, Peter Robinson, Guy Gavriel Kay, Will Ferguson and many others. After twenty years with Penguin, Ms. Good resigned in 2003 when she was president and publisher. Following her years at Penguin, she became fiction-editor-at-large for Walrus Magazine, and consulted for a variety of public and private organizations until conceiving and developing the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College. She continues to consult for publishers and speak widely on the subjects of writing and publishing.

In addition to several academic awards, Ms. Good has received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for outstanding volunteer service. Most recently she has been chosen as one of the 100 Alumni of Influence by University College.

She was awarded an Honorary Degree by Mount Allison University in 2006 and was appointed Trent University Ashley Fellow for the 2007/2008 academic year where she is now Adjunct Professor.

She is currently on the Toronto grant review team for the Trillium Foundation and lives in Toronto.

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