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Hidden Histories and Untold Stories: Non-fiction writing for the 21st century
with Valerie J. Korinek

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30pm-9pm
Where: The Ken Mitchell Library, SWG Offices, 100-1150 8th Ave (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $25 non-members, Free for members

This workshop will provide non-fiction writers with the opportunities to hear about the practice of writing non-fiction from “the margins.” SK award nominee V.J. Korinek will talk about her process for researching and writing Prairie Fairies. The workshop will cover how to research (archival and oral sources); plan and organize non-fiction writing; the process of editing and revision; and hopefully offer some inspiration on the power of telling hidden or “untold” stories. Writers at the workshop will have the opportunity to bring a a short piece of non-fiction writing (300 words) with them to the class to workshop and will have the opportunity to write one short piece in class that they will workshop in small groups, and have dedicated feedback from Korinek.

Suitable for all writers interested in history, non-fiction writing, and opinion pieces.

Participation will be limited to 12 participants, so please register in advance.

Deadline for registration is September 19, 2019.


Historian, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

Valerie J. Korinek is a historian of modern Canada and Vice Dean Faculty Relations at the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan. An expert in gender and cultural histories, she has published widely in the area of feminist media, histories of sexuality and activism, food history and oral histories. She is the author and editor of four books, including Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985 (U of T Press, 2018); and co-editor of Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History (UTP, 2012). She is an award winning teacher, and has twice taught the graduate class “Writing History” in the Department of History.

For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator
T: 306.791.7746 | E: swgevents@skwriter.com


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