Research and Lived Experience

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

How do you sensitively tell a story that is not your own? Research and shared histories are some of the ways in which writers are able to speak to and about sensitive material without stripping the voices of communities’ and individuals’ lived experiences. Writers discuss their approaches to telling stories that they have not personally experienced.

It is requested that audience members refrain from wearing perfume or smoking immediately prior to this session. 


Critical Mass

Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Your mother always said "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". These writers beg to disagree.

Confessional Writing: New Self Through Print

Friday, September 30, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

When you reveal something for the first time through your writing, what are the ramifications?

Fake People, Fake Panel

Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exactly what it sounds like. Funny lady Bec Varcoe on a fake panel, interviewing fake people.

Anarchist Audience

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Writing a piece is only half the battle - once your work makes its way out into the world, there's no controlling what happens next.