Mind Your Bs and Rs: On Writing About Sensitive Topics

Mind Your Bs and Rs: On Writing About Sensitive Topics

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Author and social worker Yejide Kilanko will present strategies to help writers navigate sensitive topics in their work

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Writing about sensitive and challenging issues comes with unique dilemmas. The what-not-to-dos vary across subject matters and writer preferences. If these are the stories calling your name, and you are unsure how to navigate the churning emotional waters, this workshop is for you. Join Yejide Kilanko as she shares her experiences and talks about minding your Bs and Rs.

This workshop will be recorded and made available to ticketholders for three days after the event.


7pm -8pm: Central European Summer Time

10:30pm -11:30pm: India Standard Time

10am -11am: Pacific Daylight Time

1pm -2pm: Eastern Daylight Time

2:30pm -3:30pm: Newfoundland Daylight Time

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Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and lives in Ontario, Canada, where she practices as a social worker. Kilanko’s debut novel, DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH, is a Canadian national bestseller. The novel was longlisted for the 2016 Nigeria Literature Prize. Kilanko’s work includes a novella, CHASING BUTTERFLIES (2015), and two children’s picture books, THERE IS AN ELEPHANT IN MY WARDROBE (2019) and JUBA AND THE FIREBALL (2020). You can find Kilanko’s short fiction on Brittle Paper, Joyland, NEW ORLEANS REVIEW Issue 43, 2017: The African Literary Hustle, and Agbowó. Her latest novel, A GOOD NAME, is out now. When she’s not busy with life, you’ll find Kilanko online playing simultaneous games of Scrabble.

Selected Publications:

A Good Name (Guernica Editions, 2021) - 49th Shelf's Most Anticipated Fiction, Manda Rep Pick - order from Guernica Editions, Indigo, or Amazon

Juba and the Fireball (Ayoka Books, 2020) - order from Amazon

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