NON-FICTION WORKSHOP | July 21 – 31, 2014
A workshop for six participants who have acquired and moved beyond basic skills in short or long non-fiction. This workshop will focus on works in progress and will combine group discussion, writing time, and individual critiques. Publication is not a prerequisite for inclusion in this workshop if the quality of your submitted material is high. However, publication in periodicals, journals, or in book form is definitely considered an asset. Workshops and colloquium in other genres occur simultaneously on-site. Application is limited to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad. Application Deadline EXTENDED: April 4, 2014
Chong, a two-time finalist for the Governor-General’s award, is best known for her family memoir, The Concubine’s Children, one of the first non-fiction narratives of a Chinese family in Canada, and a Globe and Mail bestseller for 93 weeks. She also published The Girl in the Picture, about a girl who survived a napalm attack, and which was also ground breaking in its portrayal of life in war-torn Vietnam. Her book Egg on Mao, is a meditation on human rights, spanning 20th century China and pivoting on a bus mechanic’s defiant act in defacing Mao’s iconic portrait during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.