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North Shore Writers Festival: From Snooze to Groove – enliven your memoir writing process with JJ Lee

This is an in-person event

April 13, 2024

10:00 am to 11:30 am

North Vancouver City Hall

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April 13, 2024

10:00 am to 11:30 am

There may be a point where your memoir writing feels excruciatingly lost or even boring. In this workshop with JJ Lee, you will learn about structures, approaches, and devices that give your memoir drive and a shared goal between the writer and the reader. Find out about how to make a purposeful and powerful personal narrative. Presented by the North Shore Writers Association.

JJ Lee is the author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son and a Suit (2011), a finalist for the Governor General’s, Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust and Charles Taylor prizes for non-fiction. He also edits the best-selling anthology series, Better Next Year (2023, and upcoming 2024). His essays and reviews have appeared in Elle, Montecristo, The Georgia Straight, Canadian Architect and other publications.

Previously a contributor, reporter, producer and host on CBC Radio, he continues to present an annual Christmas ghost story for listeners across BC. Lee currently mentors a non-fiction workshop at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio and teaches writing at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.


The North Shore Writers Festival is presented in partnership by North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library. This is one of the nine events happening April 12 – 13. View the full schedule.

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