Workshop at The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia

True Stories Toolkit: Creative Non-Fiction Workshop.

Do you have a story that wants out? This two-day workshop led by Lorri Neilsen Glenn will focus on storytelling techniques for creative nonfiction, whether you’re writing personal essays, articles, biography, a blog, memoir, flash nonfiction, or literary journalism. Bring your story ideas and we will workshop the best ways to turn your story into publishable prose. No prerequisites or pre-existing pieces of writing are necessary for participation in this workshop.
$150 for WFNS members
$200 for non-members
(Payment plans are available.)

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax

See to register online, or call   (902)  423-8116

Saturday, November 8, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9, 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Instructor:
Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author and editor of a dozen collections of poetry and prose. She has served as manuscript editor; a mentor, writer-in-residence, and workshop leader in Canada and abroad; and as a CBC contest reader. Her most recent collection is Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s (2013). Find her at

MFA Program: University of King’s College, Halifax

I’m in my second year as a mentor in the University of King’s College MFA program in creative nonfiction.

Summer residency August 3-17, 2014; Fall semester September – December, 2014

Spring, 2014


  • Reading (with Denise Chong) Shelf Life Books, Calgary Alberta, May 1, 2014


  • Master class: “Text, Time, Memory: The art and craft of bricolage” (pre-conference session at Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Conference, Calgary, May 2, 2014


  • “The Lyric Essay: Writing and Learning in a New Key.” Paper presented at the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference, UBC Campus, Vancouver, May 17, 2014

Shortlist: Readers’ Choice Award, Creative Nonfiction Collective, 2014 for “Thresholds” (from Hiemstra and Martin-DeMoor (Eds) How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting, Touchwood Editions, 2013)

Awarded Mount Saint Vincent University’s Teaching Innovation Award, 2014.