Novice and experienced writers find new perspectives in telling a story with just the right amount of creativity, detail, research and voice. Craft workshops assist the writer to delve into their work, whether a memoir or the history of an event or a place, to reveal what works and what doesn’t work.
Marni Jackson is a Toronto writer who has won numerous National Magazine Awards for her humour and social commentary. Her writing has appeared in publications that include Rolling Stone, Outside, the London Sunday Times, The Walrus, Utne Reader and Brick magazine. Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt (Random House, 2002) was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Pearson Nonfiction prize. The Mother Zone (Random House, Vintage Editions) was a Canadian bestseller. This memoir had a sequel of sorts in her second book about family culture, Home Free: The Myth of The Empty Nest (Dundurn). In 2016 she made her fiction debut with a collection of interlocking stories called Don’t I Know You?, published by Flatiron Books in NY. “The result is magic,” said reviewer Marissa Stapley in the Globe & Mail.