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WGA: Reflections of a Reluctant Memoir Writer: Angie Abdou and Samantha Warwick in Conversation about the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Writing Creative Nonfiction

Wednesday, September 19 | 7:00 – 10:00
Rose & Crown Pub | Private room – top floor | 1503 4 St SW

WGA Social: You are invited to arrive as early as 6pm to enjoy dinner and drinks with friends in advance of the main program

Join author Angie Abdou and WGA’s Samantha Warwick for a conversation about writing creative nonfiction, how to approach writing family life (marriage, parenthood), and how to generate an open and honest narrative without exploiting family members or friends in the process. How can we best navigate the tricky balance between sharing enough personal detail without going too far? And: how can we use our own experiences to arrive at deeper truths about contemporary life in a universally compelling way? Why choose to write memoir instead of fictionalizing life’s fodder in the form of a novel, anyway?! Join us for this honest and practical interview. Angie’s first nonfiction book (Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom) is forthcoming with ECW Press in September 2018.

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Earlier Event: September 5
WGA Edmonton Fall Kick-Off