Writing From Life with Jane Silcott

Jane Silcott

One of Geist's all-time most popular writing workshops!

Life writing—What does it mean to write from life? What part of life do I write about? Which parts are worth writing about? And how will my mother—or anyone I'm close to—react after reading it?

This workshop is for you, if: you are working on (or thinking about) a memoir, true story or personal essay; you are embarking on the life-writing adventure for the first time, or; you are underway with a manuscript, or with a revision.

You will spend the afternoon writing a lot and talking a little in exercises designed to help you get things moving, find your voice, find out what you're really writing about and focus your project. The workshop will also cover the ethical questions of writing and publishing true stories—all in the inspiring company of other writers.

This workshop makes the perfect Mother's Day gift—we've got a special bundle offer below if you'd like to treat your mom or mom-type person to an exciting afternoon of writing.

Jane Silcott is a Vancouver writer and a mentor with Vancouver Manuscript Intensive and the University of King's College MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has been published in Geist and other literary magazines and has been recognized by the CBC Literary Awards, the National and Western Magazine Awards and the Creative Nonfiction Collective of Canada. Jane's debut collection of personal essays, Everything Rustles (Anvil Press), was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize.

Writing From Life
Location: The Writers' Exchange, 881 East Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Single pricing: $50 (includes a 1-year subscription to Geist!)
Mother's Day Special: $75 for you and your mom (includes 2 subscriptions to Geist!)

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