A Generative, All-Genre Creative Writing Lab
Explore your creative limits with an all-encompassing writing workshop at The Vancouver Police Museum! Led by award-winning poet, author and SFU teacher, Jami Macarty, this event aims to bring your greatest ideas to paper in an environment filled with endless inspiration. Craft the makings of your sinister villains whilst surrounded by The Vancouver Police Museum’s exhibits, stories and showcases. Discover your protagonist’s motivation for becoming a hero by reading inspiring stories of real-life heroes on showcase, or simply find your writing focus in a communicative, collaborative and educational environment.
Writing a story, memoir, poem is a process, like crime scene investigation, that involves purposeful documentation of the physical evidence at the scene to illuminate what happened and point to who did it.
In this weekend-long creative writing workshop, writers of all genres will be expert witnesses to their imaginations, conducting a series of forensic investigations with their word-flashlights, word-tweezers, word-sledge hammers, (if necessary to break through a wall to the point of origin for those screams or that terrible smell), and scalpel-pens to collect the word-evidence that reveals the DNA, fingerprints, and modus operandi for the characters in their stories, poems, and memoirs.
By the end of this writing-packed, experiment-filled weekend, writers will have a notebook filled with fugitive memories, confessions, hot tips, and solid leads to follow into their stories, poems, and memoirs.
Writers of all backgrounds welcomed!
Date and Time: September 22 & 23, 2018, 1:00pm-4:00pm each day
Workshop instructor: Jami Macarty, MFA
Class size: 13 spots available