What distinguishes a dry collection of facts from a compellingly readable work of narrative non-fiction? Join author and journalism professor Pauline Dakin for a hands-on workshop exploring the use of literary tools and techniques including scene, character, dialogue and telling details to elevate your non-fiction prose. Pauline will draw from her own work as well as her MFA in creative non-fiction.


Pauline Dakin is the bestselling author of Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood (Viking/Penguin Random House Canada - 2017) which was named one of the best 100 books of 2017 by The Globe and Mail, and was shortlisted for the BC Book Prize, the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction.

For many years Pauline was a trusted voice on health and medical issues as the national health reporter for CBC News. Her reporting and documentary work has been recognized with many regional, national and international awards. She is a three-time recipient of fellowships from the National Press Foundation in Washington and is a fellow of the MIT/Knight Science Journalism program on medical evidence in Cambridge, Mass.

She currently teaches journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S., Canada.

Pauline is a member of the Writers’ Council of the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm