This workshop will guide participants through the stylistic and technical elements that make a great piece of writing. It will draw heavily from the art and craft of narrative non-fiction, but will be relevant for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through the written word.
Whether you want to write a memoir, a personal essay, a press release, a university paper, or a grant proposal, the nut of it is: How do you make your truth compelling to others?
Over the course of the workshop, we’ll cover shaping ideas; planning and organizing material; elements of storytelling; wordcraft and style; finding your voice; tough-love editing; and, finally, putting your work out there.
6 sessions of 2 hours. The registration fee covers all 6 sessions.
- Thursday, November 8, 7:00-9:00pm
- Thursday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm
- Thursday, November 22, 7:00-9:00pm
- Thursday, November 29, 7:00-9:00pm
- Thursday, December 6, 7:00-9:00pm
Colleen Kimmett is a Montreal-based journalist and editor who covers issues at the intersection of food, land, and health. Colleen’s work has been published in The Walrus, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Bright Magazine, In These Times, StatNews, Arctic Deeply, and beyond. She was a senior editor at The Tyee and a founding editor of Discourse Media. Look her up at www.ckimmett.com.