Telling the Truth: Conversations about Creative Nonfiction

Updated 2020/10/14

2020/10/24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Megan Cole as she discusses topics related to creative nonfiction. In this conversation Jane Silcott and Erika Thorkelson will read from their work and discuss creative nonfiction and writing essays.

This event will take place live on Zoom on Saturday, October 24 at 7 pm.
Registration is required. To register visit the Federation of BC Writers website here.

This event is offered in partnership with the Federation of BC Writers.

About the presenters:
Jane Silcott is a writer, teacher, and editor from Vancouver. Her collection of essays, Everything Rustles was a finalist in the BC Book Prizes. She is co-editor, with Fiona Tinwei Lam, of the anthology Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage. Her writing has been published in several literary magazines and anthologies and been recognized with a CBC Literary Award, a Room Magazine Prize, a Readers Choice Award from the Creative Nonfiction Collective and as a finalist in both the National and the Western Magazine Awards. Jane is a mentor in the low residency Creative Nonfiction MFA Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

Erika Thorkelson is a writer of fiction and non-fiction who was raised on the prairies and now lives in Vancouver. Her essays, cultural criticism, journalism and short stories have appeared in such as The Walrus, Chatelaine, The Vancouver Sun, Room Magazine and Maisonneueve. She teaches humanities and creative writing at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.