Wayfinding through Creative Nonfiction (in-person) with AnnMarie MacKinnon

Oct 16 – Oct 23, 1 – 5pm >>

What does it take to write a true story in a way that’s just as compelling as the most absorbing novel? In this multifaceted creative nonfiction workshop, we’ll delve into telling true narrative. Through discussions, writing exercises and workshop sessions, we’ll explore form, voice, structure and self-editing. We’ll talk about the elements of good narrative and look at how a piece of creative nonfiction works, from the sentence and paragraph level to its overall structure. And we’ll talk about what to do when we can’t get a piece of writing to work (as well as how to proceed when we’re ready to submit to editors). Participants should bring an idea for a piece of creative nonfiction to develop or a work-in-progress to workshop with the group.

About the instructor: AnnMarie MacKinnon has been working in some form of publishing—either books or magazines— for nearly two decades, most recently as publisher and editor-in-chief of Geist magazine. She currently lives on Cape Breton Island.

Recommended experience level: New and emerging writers

Location: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (1113 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS)

Dates of 2-week workshop: Saturdays, Oct 16 + Oct 23, 2021 (1:00pm to 5:00pm)

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

Member Price: $149

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