Workshop: Writing about What Matters with Jordan Abel

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Workshop: Writing about What Matters with Jordan Abel

This event is part of the Northwords Writers Festival 2023.

By NorthWords NWT

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Sat, Jun 3, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MDT


Union of Northern Workers Building 4910 53 Street #400 Yellowknife, NT X1A 1V2 Canada

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Join Griffin Poetry Prize-winning author Jordan Abel for a session on how to tackle the central issues in your writing and how to find your way through these issues in a manner that makes for engaging, dynamic writing. This workshop is grounded in memoir writing but contains information and strategies that can work across many genres!


Jordan Abel is a queer Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). NISHGA won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres award, and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. Abel’s work has been published in numerous journals and magazines—including Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, and The Fiddlehead—and his work has been anthologized widely, including The Broadview Introduction to Literature. Abel completed a Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in 2019, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures, Research-Creation, and Creative Writing.

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