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Blurring the lines between Fiction and Non- Fiction

Facilitated by Téa Mutonji


December 7, 2020



Learn how to unpack your memories and turn them into written stories!

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Have you ever told a memory so wildly, people respond with, “this can’t be real?”

Whether your writing is focused in creative non-fiction or fiction, this is a disbelief that we often times confront. Creative nonfiction can be defined as “real stories disguised as fiction” or “true stories vividly told”.

On Monday December 7th, poet and fiction writer Téa Mutonji , will explore how both definitions may be combined to tell a story. This workshop will guide you in unpacking true stories and provide you with writing strategies to help you develop them into real stories, blurring the line between fiction and nonfiction.

This workshop will be held on Zoom. Make sure to sign up to receive the zoom information.

Note: For the purposes of this workshop, you will need have an image of a memory/scene/moment that excites you! ( This image can be digital or physical).

This workshop is intended for youth and emerging artists between the ages of 14- 29*

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Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji is a poet and fiction writer. Her debut collection, Shut Up You’re Pretty, is the first title from Vivek Shraya’s imprint, VS. Books. It was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019), and won the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award (2020) and the Trillium Book Award (2020). Mutonji lives and writes in Toronto

Photo by: Sarah Bodri

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