Building on the popular Write Like a Pro workshop, this six-week, non-fiction writing intensive is designed to guide participants through a piece of writing from beginning to publication. Participants should come with an idea (or an already-started piece of writing) and be prepared to write in between workshop sessions. Each session will include guided individual exercises and time to share and receive feedback from your peers and instructor. Participants will get access to practical tools, including a database of Canadian and international publications accepting non-fiction submissions. Over the course of the workshop, we’ll work on shaping your idea, structuring your story, and making your sentences sing. At the end of the six weeks, you’ll have a finished piece to put out into the world.
Colleen Kimmett is a writer and journalist. She was a science and environment reporter at the Tyee in Vancouver for eight years before moving to Montreal (with some travelling and freelancing in between). Colleen was recently part of a team that produced a major investigative project exposing high levels of lead in municipal drinking water across Canada and currently teaches a science communication course at McGill. Her writing has been published in The Walrus, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Bright Magazine, In These Times, StatNews, Arctic Deeply, and others.
“A great class! I appreciated the focus on specific techniques + I loved learning about new authors.”
“Very informative & practical which I like very much.”
“Colleen is a solid instructor who provides useful, packaged, and directed feedback.”