Interactive Possibilities of Creative Nonfiction with Betsy Warland
In 2007, I decided to write with a very different set of assumptions. I began my new manuscript without the goal of a print book. In 2012, I decided to create an online salon comprised of my work-in-progress excerpts, guest artists and writers’ works, readers’ comments, and images. Oscar’s Salon ran for nine years. Was liberating! I loved every minute of it. Attracting considerable readership, in 2016, a publisher sought me out and Oscar of Between – A Memoir of Identity and Ideas was published by Caitlin Press. This workshop will inspire you to think outside-the-box regarding new ways to: write; encourage readers to discover and interact with your work; and find new paths to publication.
Betsy Warland has published 12 books of creative nonfiction, poetry and lyric prose. A creative writing teacher, mentor and editor, Warland works with writers from across Canada. Her bestseller book of essays if Breathing the Page—Reading the Act of Writing (2010). Oscar of Between — A Memoir of Identity and Ideas was one of two books that launched Caitlin Press’s Dagger Editions in 2016. Warland received the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2016. A founder of the Canada’s Creative Nonfiction Collective (CNFC), she mentors and teaches in The Writer’s Studio at S.F.U.; and directs and mentors the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive.