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Non-Fiction & Memoir Workshop

NON-FICTION & MEMOIR WORKSHOP | July 18 – 28, 2016

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.


Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries.



Alison Pick was born in Toronto in 1975 and grew up in Kitchener, Ontario and in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. She was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising writer under the age of 35 in Canada. She won the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry. Pick’s best-selling novel Far to Go was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award, and her most recent book, Between Gods, was a Top Book of 2014 at the CBC and the Globe and Mail, and was shortlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. She is currently on Faculty at the Humber School for Writers, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Iceland Writers Retreat. She lives and writes in Toronto.

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