• Fri. Sep 23rd, 2022

Times are hard. What is your source of strength? Tell your story through this CBC Calgary writing workshop

ByRandall B. Phelps

May 31, 2022

COVID hit hard with job loss and illness and then increased reports of racism and this hailstorm on top of everything.

Now we have inflation and war stories making headlines.

But in times of trouble, it can often be helpful to know that you are not alone. So we want to hear your source of strength. Will you tell your story of struggle and resilience? What gives you meaning, purpose and comfort?

The best person to tell this story is you. But you don’t have to do it alone.

Come take part in a CBC Calgary writing workshop. We bring together a small group of people who want to talk about storytelling and writing. You don’t have to be a professional writer and don’t worry if you think your English isn’t good. We are here to support you.

In these four in-person evening workshops, we’ll walk you through the process of writing your story. We’ll even have special guests to share their writing experiences. We’ll cover everything from where to start, how to use key trivia, and when a splash of color can bring your story to life.

Best of all, free.

Join us in July at the Genesis Center. The workshops will take place on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register below.

You will work with Elise Stolte, Editor-in-Chief of CBC Calgary, for one-on-one feedback. At the end, you’ll have a draft to be proud of and can even submit your story to cbc.ca/calgary as one of our special first-person stories.

Questions? Email elise.stolte@cbc.ca.

This is part of a series of writing workshops that we will be offering across the city. If you have a theme and community you’d like to suggest, send us a note.