September 24th, 2018

Writer’s workshop March 16

By Medicine Hat News on March 8, 2018.

Medicine Hat News

Award-winning and best-selling authors Natalie Appleton and Jenna Bailey will host a writer’s workshop March 16 on using oral histories to write creative non-fiction.

The pair will discuss their writing and explore how they use interviews to make stories from the past come to life. They’ll shed light on different strategies for writing non-fiction and the workshop will give participants practical tools they may be able to use and will have a question and answer element.

Appleton is a former Hatter, has a master’s degree in creative writing from City University in London, England, and a winner of the Banff Centre Carman Bliss Poetry Contest. On March 18 she’ll hold a launch party for her literary memoir, part of which is set in Medicine Hat, at The Cellar in downtown Medicine Hat.

Bailey is the author of “Can Any Mother Help Me?”, which has been made into a theatrical production, and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Oral History and Tradition at the University of Lethbridge.

The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Esplanade. The registration deadline is March 9. Register online at or by phone at 403-502-8777. The cost is $35.

Email or phone 403-380-1818 for more information.

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