Do you have an idea for a book and don’t know where to start? Do you have a stalled manuscript or a collection of pieces you want to assemble into a publishable form? Are you looking for resolve, focus, and direction?

This workshop is designed for writers who need a jump-start.

If you are writing narrative nonfiction—as memoir, life writing, biography, essays,historical works, popular science writing, or how-to book—join us. We’ll discuss thematic directions, story structure, writing style, research, craft issues, and more. You’ll leave with writing tips,resources and a fresh perspective on your work.


Please send a one-page summary of your project or work in progress to before Monday, January 7, 2019. Please include a question or two you want to discuss during the workshop.

This workshop is $89 for WFNS members and $135 for non-members. The non-member price includes a one-year membership to the WFNS (for 2019).


Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author and editor of 14 collections of award-winning creative nonfiction, scholarly work, and poetry. She frequently serves on national and regional writing juries and works as a freelance editor for publishers and authors. Her most recent book is Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn, 2017). Former Halifax Poet Laureate, Lorri is Professor Emerita at Mount Saint Vincent University and a mentor in the University of King’s College MFA program in creative nonfiction.

WFNS Office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS
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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm