U of T summer course in narrative nonfiction . . . .

In the past couple of weeks, I have purchased two books written by folks who passed through one of my University of Toronto workshops. I would like to say that these publications are down to me. But I don’t dare. People would call me out. Put it this way: at least I didn’t get in the way! And here we are again, two months from starting (July 11) my
one-week intensive course in narrative nonfiction (aka creative
nonfiction) at the U of T summer writing school. A number of folks have already registered, wisely bent on securing the $50 discount offered for early-bird registration. 

As you can see, I do ask for submissions (up to 1,500 words) so we can hit the
ground running. Below, we find a nutshell description and an image of the official “me.” Dr. Jekyll. We do have a good time. And I do believe that this workshop can move you forward. Cl
ick here for Course Details.

Meanwhile, here’s that nutshell description: Anyone looking for today’s most exciting writing should check out Narrative Non-Fiction, an
emerging genre in which writers apply literary techniques to factual narrative. This course will orient writers within the genre, which
includes both personal streams (memoir, autobiography, travelogue) and
impersonal ones (true-crime writing, biography, historical narrative, immersion reporting). The workshop focuses on craft, and will
include lectures, discussions, exercises, and workshopping student


You have to register before
submitting material.  Please submit a story–maximum 1,500 words: scs.writing@utoronto.ca  Note:  these pieces will be uploaded so that students can read each other’s work before the start of the course.

Textbook: The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism by
Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda, ISBN-13: 978-0684846309–available at the U of T

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