The Two Voices of Memoir (with Donna Morrissey)

Jan 18 – Feb 8, 6:30 – 9pm >>

Each of us has a story to tell. Connecting with our voice enables to write those stories with authenticity. This workshop focuses on the TWO voices of memoir: the narrator’s and the character we become as we tell our stories. Equally important are the voices of our secondary characters—all voices help strengthen our narrators voice as we search back through the dark looking for the light.


Donna Morrissey publishes through Penguin Canada and has written six nationally best-selling novels. She has received awards in Canada, the U.S. and England and her novel Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Donna’s fiction has been translated up to seven different languages. She was nominated for a Gemini for her script, The Clothesline Patch (which won a Gemini for best production). Donna’s latest novel, The Fortunate Brother, spent six weeks on the bestseller list, and won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel of 2017. Aside from mentoring with Humber College in Toronto, Donna teaches part-time at Dalhousie University, has finished a seventh novel, The Unclaimed, and is currently editing one of two memoirs, Seven Lamplights, and Our Father Who Art Not. In her spare time she splays on the couch, watching Dr. Seuss with her grandson, Bentley.

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

Dates of 4-week workshop: Mondays, Jan. 18 + Jan. 25 + Feb. 1 + Feb. 8 (6:30pm to 9pm)

Price: $254 (incl. 1-year WFNS membership for 2021)

Member Price: $189

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