With Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Almanac on Whyte (10351 – Whyte Avenue)
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
We’ve all heard the phrase “write what you know” but writing from real life isn’t easy. We worry about what mom will think. We worry if we have the right to tell the story, or write about a given location. We get stuck in reality — what “really happened” — and our fiction flounders because of it. In this workshop, we’ll explore all these issues and more with the goal of writing powerful fiction that has the authority that can only come from “writing what you know.” This workshop is useful for those writing fiction, creative non-fiction and memoir.
Writers, come with a notebook or tablet in hand, prepared for writing exercises that will bump your writing up to the next level.
Please register below to reserve space. Payment will be accepted at the door. There will be a limited number of walk-up spaces.
Gail Anderson-Dargatz has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lighting were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. Both Turtle Valley and A Rhinestone Button were national bestsellers and her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. Her most recent novel, The Spawning Grounds, was released in fall 2016 and is again a national bestseller.
After nearly a decade of teaching within the Optional-Residency MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia, Gail now works with writers from around the world through her own on-line forums. For more, please visit her website at www.gailanderson-dargatz.ca or follow her @AndersonDargatz.