The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Everyone has a story to tell.  What’s yours?

Join us for an immersive workshop as we delve into the world of memoir writing with award winning author, Donna Morrissey.

In this hands-on class, you will learn two types of short memoir: the personal essay and the personal narrative. Find your story by determining what qualifies as a memoir and which type works best for you. From here we will discuss how to write your truth without hurting the people in your life.

With Donna’s expertise you will discover the heart of your story and how to strengthen it further. No writing experience is necessary but we encourage you to think big, write small and come prepared to discuss your story.

DONNA MORRISSEY is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir Pluck, which was a finalist for the Atlantic Book Awards’ Non-Fiction Award, and of six acclaimed and bestselling novels. Among her honours are the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Fiction for The Fortunate Brother; Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; and The Deception of Livvy Higgs was a One Read pick for Nova Scotia in 2017. Her fiction has also won awards in the US and the UK, and has been translated into several languages. Born and raised in Newfoundland, she lives in Halifax.

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Blue Heron Studio

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Blue Heron Books was first opened in 1989. The Blue Heron Studio offers a creative space for learning, playing and a multitude of unique experiences.

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