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(2016) Marginal Arts Festival

MARK LEIREN-YOUNG:  Creative Non-Fiction Writing - Friday, Sept. 2

You want the truth? Can you handle writing the truth? From memoirs to monologues to first person journalism to blogs, writers today have moved from sharing their most intimate moments with their dear diary to revealing all to readers and audiences. If you want to write about your life what's the best medium for sharing your stories? How do you choose which stories to tell? Where do you draw the line between sharing and oversharing? And when does "artistic license" turn fact into fiction?  


About Mark Leiren-Young

Mark Leiren-Young is the author of two comic memoirs, Free Magic Secrets Revealed and Never Shoot a Stampede Queen - A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo, which won the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Both books are being adapted for film.

He has also written two books of non-fiction, The Green Chain: Nothing is Ever Clear Cut (which he directed as a feature-length film) and This Crazy Time (written with and about controversial environmentalist Tzeporah Berman).

Leiren-Young’s plays have been produced throughout North America and also staged in Europe and Australia. As a journalist Mark Leiren-Young has written for TIME, Maclean’s, The Hollywood Reporter, The Walrus and most of Canada’s daily newspapers. He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities ranging from William Shatner to Salman Rushdie.


Pre-Registration RequiredMaximum 16 people

Friday, September 2,  10:15 - 1 :00

Fee:  $60;  $35 students under 21

To register, please fill out the registration form below and deliver it to our office at 9525 Wharton Street, contact our Festival office at (250) 460-2399, or go to our Contact page

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