RCLAS is famous for its workshops — our facilitators are top-notch and their impact is phenomenal. Don’t miss out!
These sessions are aimed at both writers and fans of literature. On average, RCLAS runs a workshop a month. Costs are extremely reasonable — and even better if you’re an RCLAS member.
RCLAS Writing Workshop: “Exploring Truth in Creative Non-Fiction”
Facilitator: Christina Myers
Date: Saturday Sept 21, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor. Rm 417
Close to New West Skytrain Station.
What is CNF as a genre? What kinds of sub-categories fall under it? What kinds of responsibilities does the writer have, and what does the reader expect? What are the constraints and challenges of CNF writing and how do we tackle those? What happens when a writer claims to be telling the truth but it’s discovered they haven’t?
This workshop will provide a framework for CNF as a genre, and invite participants to discuss their concerns, questions and ideas.
The objective of this workshop is to help clarify the nature of creative non-fiction writing in all its forms, tackle some of the misconceptions about non-fiction categories, and encourage participants to consider the challenges that non-fiction writing can present for both themselves as writers and for readers.
The workshop is more thought/group discussion based versus skills/tools based.
Christina Myers is a freelance writer/editor, a former journalist, and a creative writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines, anthologies and online, and she has won or been shortlisted for a number of literary and journalism awards. She is an alumnus of the Writer’s Studio (2015), holds a journalism degree from Thompson Rivers University and a BA from the University of British Columbia. Her first novel is forthcoming next year from Caitlin Press and she is currently editing an anthology of creative non-fiction. She co-hosts the new reading series Words in the Burbs with fellow writer Lynn Easton. She has previously presented workshops for RCLAS and Southbank SFU Surrey.
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