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Oh, Is That a Fact? (Calgary–November 25)

Oh, Is That a Fact?

Saturday, November 25th, 2023
11:00am to 1:00pm

Alexandra Writers’ Centre at cSpace
1721 29 Ave SW (4th floor)

$10 for WGA members || $20 for nonmembers

Please register online using the form below.

How applying the fundamentals of fiction and cultural criticism can strengthen your personal essay.

An in-person workshop with Mikka Jacobsen, author of Modern Fables.

In this workshop, Mikka Jacobsen will discuss how the fundamentals of fiction–setting, voice, character, action, and dialogue–can be honed into a powerful personal essay. How might a writer use a narrative persona to address broader cultural issues? How does an anecdote–particularly an embarrassing or shameful one–work to perform cultural critique? How closely must a memoirist stick to the “facts,” and what is the difference between fact and truth? 

About the Facilitator

Mikka Jacobsen’s debut essay collection, Modern Fables (Freehand Books, 2022), won the Alberta Book Publishing Award for Non-fiction. Her work has appeared in Joyland, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, The Missouri Review, and Lit Hub, among others. Her story collection, Good Victory, will be published by Freehand Books in winter 2025. She lives in Calgary, AB, on Treaty 7 Territory.

Registration for this event is now closed. If you are registered for the workshop and have questions, please contact Ashley Frerichs at [email protected]

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