This event takes place in two sessions: March 10 and March 16.
How do you create characters and situations that have a ring of truth to them when the stories you want to tell are not from your own background or culture?
This workshop will give participants a deeper knowledge about the pros and cons of cross-cultural writing and a chance to hear established writers talk about their own experiences with and advice about writing about peoples of other cultures and realities. Participants will be able to access a blog with workshop materials including videotaped interviews and writing examples. The blog will also provide a platform for participants to discuss issues both during and between the workshop sessions and to post writings of their own for feedback. All you need to bring is curiosity and a sense of exploration. All are welcome.
This online workshop is being produced in partnership with the Quebec Writers' Federation.
Dan David says he's won several awards for feature writing and essays but the one he cherishes the most is for "best storyteller." He's a former construction worker, broadcast journalist, magazine writer, and world traveller based (for now) at Kanehsatake Mohawk Territory, near Oka.
Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
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