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Nonfiction Course


NONFICTION COURSE | July 5 – 15, 2021

Instructed by Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Summer programs will be offered online due to COVID-19.

Applications for the 2021 Nonfiction Course are now closed.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Application Fee: $25
Tuition: $595


This facilitated course is designed for six writers of creative nonfiction and memoir who have begun to publish in journals and want to go beyond the basics of the genre. Part workshop and part style incubator, in these sessions we will discuss ways to approach form, voice, and challenging material via the art of the particular. This course includes one-on-one meetings with the instructor and short lessons in freshening your approach and testing the limits of the genre. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.

“Sage Hill is an inspiring place to be, whether in person or online. It’s changed me as a writer, and as a person, and for that I’m so very grateful.”
     – Kim Fahner, 2020 Nonfiction Course Alum

“Sage Hill is an amazing support for writers at all stages. The one on ones are targeted and give you specific feedback and the groups are small with colleagues at your level.”
      – Erika Batdorf, 2020 Nonfiction Course Alum

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with Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Lorri Neilsen Glenn’s most recent full-length work is the award-winning Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn, 2017), a hybrid work exploring the lives of her Ininiwak and Métis grandmothers and their contemporaries. Former Halifax Poet Laureate, Lorri is a mentor in the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction program and Professor Emerita at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is the author and contributing editor of fourteen collections of poetry, creative nonfiction and scholarly work, and has received awards for her innovative teaching, ethnographic research and her work in the arts. Lorri’s essays and poetry have appeared in The Malahat ReviewPrairie Fire, Event, Grain, CV2, among other journals and anthologies, and her poetry has been adapted for libretti. A Red River Métis, Lorri is a U of S grad and lived on the Prairies before moving to Nova Scotia in the 80s. Find her @neilsenglenn and writinglorri@gmail.com


Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Courses are made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.

Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the League of Canadian Poets.

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