Navigating Rivers of Connection:
Writing Family and Ancestral Stories Across Cultural Differences
Lorri Neilsen Glenn
How do we write across cultures, context, time and geography? Whose stories are ours to tell? How do we respond as writers to stories that arise from different cultural and political contexts, especially when we are connected to those at the center of the stories? This workshop will provide examples of creative nonfiction writing that navigates connections, and open a discussion among participants of our roles and responsibilities as writers.
Bio: Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author of Following the River: Traces of Red River Women (Wolsak and Wynn, 2017). As she discovered the stories of her Cree, Ininiwak and Métis grandmothers and their contemporaries, she encountered difficult questions of erasure, sexism, racism, appropriation and representation. Lorri is the author and editor of several books of creative nonfiction, poetry and scholarly work. Former Halifax Poet Laureate, she teaches in the MFA program in creative nonfiction at University of King’s College.
Fee:$25 CNFC Members, $40 Non-Members