Hours: Tues – Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM, CLOSED on Sundays, Mondays, and Stat Holidays, FILMING CLOSURE: The Vancouver Police Museum Will Be Closed Aug 23 and Aug 24.

Creative Writing Workshop with Jami Macarty – Sept. 22 & 23

A Generative, All-Genre Creative Writing Lab

Explore your creative limits with an all-encompassing writing workshop at The Vancouver Police Museum! Led by award-winning poet, author and SFU teacher, Jami Macarty, this event aims to bring your greatest ideas to paper in an environment filled with endless inspiration. Craft the makings of your sinister villains whilst surrounded by The Vancouver Police Museum’s exhibits, stories and showcases. Discover your protagonist’s motivation for becoming a hero by reading inspiring stories of real-life heroes on showcase, or simply find your writing focus in a communicative, collaborative and educational environment.

Writing a story, memoir, poem is a process, like crime scene investigation, that involves purposeful documentation of the physical evidence at the scene to illuminate what happened and point to who did it.

In this weekend-long creative writing workshop, writers of all genres will be expert witnesses to their imaginations, conducting a series of forensic investigations with their word-flashlights, word-tweezers, word-sledge hammers, (if necessary to break through a wall to the point of origin for those screams or that terrible smell), and scalpel-pens to collect the word-evidence that reveals the DNA, fingerprints, and modus operandi for the characters in their stories, poems, and memoirs.

By the end of this writing-packed, experiment-filled weekend, writers will have a notebook filled with fugitive memories, confessions, hot tips, and solid leads to follow into their stories, poems, and memoirs.

Writers of all backgrounds welcomed!

Date and Time: September 22 & 23, 2018, 1:00pm-4:00pm each day

Workshop instructor: Jami Macarty, MFA

Class size: 13 spots available

Price: Early Bird – $160 (until Sept. 1st)

Price after Sept. 1st: $185

Writing Buddies Deal – Early Bird: $300 (until Sept. 1st)

Writing Buddies after Sept. 1st: $350

To learn more about Jami Macarty, visit her website: jamimacarty.com

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All tickets sold are subject to a 50% non-refundable deposit policy.
Please note there is a 48 hour cancellation policy, there will be no refund if cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.