Next Meeting: January 18, 2015
Writing What’s in Front of You:
Narrative Nonfiction and the Personal Eye
with Ian Brown
In a world of 24-hour news cycles, instantaneous Twitter feeds and countless other digital distractions, well-written long-form narrative non-fiction (essays, journalism, memoirs, true stories) is making a comeback. Why? And how? How does the non-fiction writer decide what to write about? And how does one write nonfiction that people want to read?
Join us on January 18 to listen to a master of the form.
Ian Brown, Chair of the Literary Journalism at Banff Centre for the past five summers, is an acclaimed roving feature writer for the Globe and Mail. He is equally well-known for his work on CBC radio, where he was the moderator of Talking Books for more than a decade, and hosted Sunday Morning and Later the Same Day. He also presents pre-eminent television documentary shows on TVO’s Doc Studio. With Paul Tough, he founded open letters, the first online magazine of first person journalism in letter form. He is the author of FreeWheeling--which won the National Business Book Award--and Man Overboard, and most recently edited the anthology What I Meant to Say: The Private Lives of Men. His most recent book, The Boy in the Moon, was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2010.
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