WHAT: Making Fact Read Like Fiction - A Workshop with Dean Jobb
WHEN: Wednesdays, November 1-22, 7-9 PM.
WHERE: WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
COST: $120/Members, $180/Non-Members.
Have a true story to tell? Bring it to life for readers using the storytelling techniques of fiction writers. In this four-week workshop (two hours per week), author and writing instructor Dean Jobb will lead an exploration of creative nonfiction. Write openings that immerse the reader in the story. Reconstruct scenes and events. Create memorable characters. Describe places and lost eras in vivid detail. And learn how to use online research tools and databases to find the facts needed to write compelling nonfiction.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: The author of six nonfiction books, Dean Jobb teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College. His latest book, Empire of Deception, tells the story of a master swindler in 1920s Chicago who escaped to a new life in Nova Scotia. It was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award and was the Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year.