Friday, September 22 – Wine, Words and Music
7 – 9:30 pm: Writing History, Writing Place – A conversation with Gary Barwin, M.A.C. Farrant, Katherine Govier, Kevin Patterson, and Jack Knox, moderated by Tilar Mazzeo – Tickets $25, including one glass of wine or other beverage.
Saturday, September 23
9 – 11 am: Living the Writing Life – A Writing Workshop with Robert Wiersema –Tickets $50.
How do we find time, and mental space, in our lives to write? How do we find inspiration in the world for our work? What can our writing teach us about living? In this workshop, Robert J. Wiersema will explore the dynamic equilibrium of living in words and living in the world, each enriching the other. Embracing practical steps and larger questions, this workshop will guide participants toward their own best writing lives.
9 – 10 am: Readings by Gary Barwin and Jan Zwicky –Tickets $15.
10:30 – 11:30 am: Readings by Jack Knox and Scaachi Koul –Tickets $15.
1 – 3 pm: In the First Person: The Art of Personal Narrative – A Writing Workshop with Charlotte Gill –Tickets $50.
Writing memoir is like making lasagna. Everybody has a different way of doing it, but if the recipe contains a few essential ingredients, it usually turns out foolproof. In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals of personal narrative. We’ll begin with the question: what is memoir? Next, we’ll cover the fundamentals of telling true stories in the first person. Lastly, we’ll touch on how to design your narrative, and how to incorporate research, leaving lots of time for Q & A.
1 – 2 pm: There is No Single Truth, whether in war or when different cultures interact – A panel discussion with Pauline Holdstock, Kevin Patterson, and Yasuko Thanh, moderated by Susan Simosko –Tickets $15.
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Readings by Katherine Govier and Pat Carney –Tickets $15.
7 – 9:30 pm: Courage: The courage to write; the courage in the writing – A panel discussion with Guy Vanderhaeghe, Anosh Irani, Pauline Holdstock, Scaachi Koul, and Jan Zwicky, moderated by John Gould –Tickets $25, including one glass of wine or other beverage.
Sunday, September 24 – Breakfast with the Authors
9:00 – 11 am: Readings by Guy Vanderhaeghe, Pat Carney, Anosh Irani, Yasuko Thanh, and M.A.C. Farrant –Tickets $30.