Problem-Based Writing with Jordan Abel - The FOLD

Problem-Based Writing with Jordan Abel

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A creative writing workshop that focuses on how one writes from a problem-based approach. Join acclaimed author Jordan Abel for a session on how to tackle the central issues in your writing—questions that arise may include engagements with ethics, narrative, position, and representation, and we will explore how to find your way through these issues in a manner that makes for engaging, dynamic writing. This workshop is grounded in memoir writing but contains information and strategies that can work across many genres!

This webinar has now ended. You can view the recording of the session, complete with closed captions, on the FOLD YouTube channel.

 

 

Webinar Host

Jordan Abel is a queer Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps, Un/inhabited, Injun, and NISHGA. Abel’s next project, a work of fiction called Empty Spaces forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart in 2023. Abel currently teaches Indigenous Literatures, Research-Creation, and Creative Writing in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

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Mastering Dialogue with Sharon Bala

March 9, 2024 12:00 pm

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By parsing examples from literature, this workshop will go beyond the fundamentals to explore how dialogue can multi-task: convey speech, advance plot, reveal character, add atmosphere, and enhance setting.

This session will be closed-captioned. Closed captioning provided by Zoom auto transcription.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.
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Building Fantastical Worlds with Nafiza Azad

April 13, 2024 12:00 pm

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In this workshop, Teen Writer-in-Residence Nafiza Azad (author of Writing in Color, Road of the Lost, The Wild Ones, and The Candle and the Flame) deconstructs fictional worlds, identifies the essential components of fantasy and provides world-building wisdom for emerging and established writers.

This session will be closed-captioned. Closed captioning provided by Zoom auto transcription.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.
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