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Aaron Chapman: History and the Hazards of Non-Fiction

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The Cottages On Salt Spring Island

315 Robinson Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1P7

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Paper Covers Rock is a new annual readers and writers festival on Salt Spring Island, BC, taking place October 1-3, 2021.

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Author and historian Aaron Chapman has written about the underbelly of Vancouver over the course of four best-selling books, and his writing has taken him to interview everyone from gangsters to major players in business and politics. And whether your writing project is as personal as a family history, or as tactical as investigative journalism, interviewing subjects for your story can present hurdles—your grandmother might be just as cagey talking about family secrets as an outlaw biker!

In a lively presentation, Aaron will share some stories and tools about how to get the best interview, from the most reluctant or willing of subjects. He will also share tips on historical research that will be of interest to both fiction and non-fiction writers, the tricks-of-the-trade, and differences in approach whether your project is a book, article, or even a podcast. The talk will include working with publishers, pitching a non-fiction work, and some of what that process entails. There will surely be some fascinating anecdotes, as well as some humour and Q&A along the way—this is one you won’t want to miss.

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Aaron Chapman has been a contributor the Georgia Straight, Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Magazine, Global BC TV, and the CBC. He is the author of The Last Gang in Town, the story of Vancouver's Clark Park Gang; Liquor, Lust, and the Law, the story of Vancouver's Penthouse Nightclub, now available in a second edition; and Live at the Commodore, a history of the Commodore Ballroom.

A two time BC Book Prize winner, and Canadian Historical Association award winner, he was elected to the Royal Historical Society in 2020.

http://www.aaronchapman.net

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Workshops are currently limited to only 12 people, and may be adjusted based on public health protocols at the time of the event.

We will be accepting a wait list for this event, as refunds will be accepted in light of potential Covid-19 or travel restrictions.

The venue will be sanitized between and throughout each workshop, and attendees will be provided health and safety instructions in accordance with WorkSafeBC and Provincial Health guidelines in the days prior to the festival.


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