Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

You Must Remember This: Writing Memoirs

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Some recent memoirs have been remarkably frank. What’s it like to tell all, especially if what you have to tell is painful? Learn how to achieve the right distance when writing nonfiction about material that is close to you.

Cathie Borrie

Cathie Borrie’s The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother and Me, a memoir about caring for a mother with dementia, was first self-published, then traditionally published in Canada, and is now forthcoming in the USA.  She lives in North Vancouver.

Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. He has published four books of literary fiction, including Rust and Bone, which was made into a Golden Globe-nominated film of the same name, and Cataract City, which was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Prize, was a national bestseller, and has been optioned for film. Davidson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his articles have been widely published across North America. He has also published a number of thrillers and horror novels under the pseudonym Nick Cutter. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his partner and child.