2018 Non-Fiction Contest Winners

 •  March 29

And the winners are… FIRST PLACE ($1,500): ‘Where Things Rise, Unannounced’ by Erin MacNair, North Vancouver, BC SECOND PLACE...

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Review: Books by R.M. Vaughan & Michael V. Smith

 •  August 22

This non-fiction review first appeared in EVENT 44/2. R.M. Vaughan, Bright Eyed: Insomnia and Its Cultures, Coach House, 2015 Michael V. Smith,...

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2016 Non-Fiction Contest Shortlist

 •  August 3

After many a late night of thrilling reads, EVENT has selected its shortlist for our annual Non-Fiction Contest! Thank you to all the writers who...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #22

 •  April 4

In her short non-fiction piece, "What You Learn in College," Karen Donley-Hayes writes about a personal experience playing strip spin-the-bottle in...

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Review: Sean Arthur Joyce’s Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest & Vangie Bergum’s Downstream

 •  March 26

This non-fiction review first appeared in EVENT 43/3. Sean Arthur Joyce, Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #14

 •  January 22

Write about a time you were out of your element, a fish out of water. The "fish out of water" story is a classic one, with potential for tension,...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #13

 •  January 19

A favourite movie of mine is that 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow flick, Sliding Doors. The narrator runs to catch a subway train. In one version of her life,...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #12

 •  January 18

Recall an incident from your childhood and write about it, limiting your narration to the child's perspective, or the "Voice of Innocence." In...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #11

 •  January 15

There are four basic different kinds of conflict: Man against man Man against self Man against society Man against nature (or...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #10

 •  January 13

Making the Familiar Unfamiliar:  A challenge in creative writing is to use a variety of descriptive techniques to depict ordinary scenes and...

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