Writing Creative Non-Fiction

 CCOM 1117

Everybody's got a story to tell; some of us have many stories! This course in writing creative non-fiction will help you capture those tales.
Ever wanted to distill your juiciest journal entries, inside scoop on your place of work, those old letters from the attic, or weird tales from the family archives into a creative work?

This course will introduce you to the art of factually accurate storytelling. It will address elements including--but not limited to--research, fact-checking, structure, proofreading, and style, as well as giving students the opportunity to workshop and receive constructive feedback on their work. You will hear from local experts and read exceptional works in the genre. Special emphasis will be placed on creating work based on true events that is simultaneously accessible, factual, and fun.

Materials Required: Pen and paper

Instructor: Trudy Kelly Forsythe
Dates: Wednesdays, February 17 - March 30, 2016 (6 weeks)
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Saint John Learning Exchange, 162 Union St, Saint John
Course fee: $175 (plus HST)

Trudy Kelly ForsytheAbout the instructor: Trudy Kelly Forsythe has worked in the media for over 20 years, starting out freelancing for a hunting and fishing magazine. She has an English honours degree from the University of New Brunswick and a radio broadcasting diploma from the Atlantic Broadcast Centre.
Over the years, she has written and edited for a variety of media including daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, radio and the World Wide Web as well as for corporate and government clients, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Farm Credit Canada.
She is a member of the Atlantic Canada Farm Writers’ Association, the Canadian Farm Writers’ Association and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

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