This workshop is for writers who do not necessarily consider themselves to be academics, but who wish to engage in research as part of their creative works for the sake of accuracy and authenticity, and perhaps also to transcend the constraints of what is recognized as possible. 

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Time: 18:00 to 20:00

Duration: 16 March, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom—, ,

Description

Open to all.

Limited to 12 participants.

Which comes first, the research or the writing? For many works of fiction and non-fiction, research is an ongoing process with potentially different goals and outcomes depending on where it occurs during the project.

This workshop is for writers who do not necessarily consider themselves to be academics, but who wish to engage in research as part of their creative works for the sake of accuracy and authenticity, and perhaps also to transcend the constraints of what is recognized as possible.

Participants will be introduced to the different forms of research-creation, as well as how to evaluate resources. They will also be presented with scenarios where it may be impossible to confirm a claim, as well as situations where a writer may make the informed choice to work outside of established facts.


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Workshop leader

Credit: Merissa Daborn
Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, residing in amiskwacîwâskihikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a BEd, an LLB, and a MA, and is a Cree language instructor at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose fiction and non-fiction work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, she and her co-host Molly Swain produce the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, and co-founded the Métis in Space Land Trust. Chelsea blogs at apihtawikosisan.com and makes legendary bannock.

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