Kelsey Attard is the managing editor of Freehand Books, a literary publisher in Calgary. She has a Master of Publishing degree from Simon Fraser University. She is currently the youth mentor for the WGA’s Calgary Teen Writing Group, and has taught at several summer writing programs.

Being Creative about Non-Fiction

Isn’t it strange how non-fiction is defined by what it isn’t—that is, that it’s not fiction? (After all, we don’t call poetry “non-prose” or a short story a “non-novel.”) In this hands-on course, we’ll look specifically at creative non-fiction—both what it is and what it isn’t, with exercises designed to help you think about presenting the facts in new ways. No matter what you like to write, the tools of writing creative non-fiction can help you in all types of writing.