Making Fact Read like Fiction (with Dean Jobb)

Jan 20 – Feb 10, 7 – 9pm >>

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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.


The author of eight 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 is Daring, Devious & Deadly, a collection of Nova Scotia true crime stories. Empire of Deception, the story of a master swindler in 1920s Chicago who escaped to a new life in Nova Scotia, appeared in 2015 and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Dean writes a true crime column for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and his work appears in CrimeReads, the U.K. magazine Inside History, the Washington Independent Review of Books and The Irish Times. Website:

Location: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (online with Zoom)

Dates of 4-week workshop: Wednesdays, Jan. 20 + Jan. 27 + Feb. 3 + Feb. 10 (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

Price: $214 (incl. 1-year WFNS membership for 2021)

Member Price: $149

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