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Creative Scene Investigation (CSI): A Generative, All-Genre Creative Writing Lab w/ Jami Macarty, MFA

Nov. 19 & 21, 2019 (Tues & Thurs)

Workshop description:

Explore your creative limits in an all-encompassing writing workshop at The Vancouver Police Museum! Led by award-winning poet, author, and SFU teacher, Jami Macarty, this writing lab aims to bring your greatest ideas to paper in an environment filled with endless inspiration.

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, where, when, and point to who dunnit and how.

In this site-specific, two-evening creative writing workshop, writers on any subject within fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will use “crime scene investigation” as inspiration, as metaphor, as compositional mode for their writing. By conducting a series of investigations with their word-flashlights and experiments with their scalpel-pens, writers will be expert witnesses to their imaginations and 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 time, writers will have editorial comments on one piece of writing-in-process and a notebook filled with fugitive memories, hot tips, and solid leads to follow into their stories, poems, and memoirs.

Writers of all backgrounds welcome!

Evening tea, cookies, & access to the Vancouver Police Museum included.

Date and Time: November 19th & 21st, 2019 – 6:30pm-9:30pm each day

Workshop instructor: Jami Macarty, MFA

Class size: 12 spots available


Adults – Early Bird – $145 (until Oct. 19th)

Adult price after Oct. 19th: $175

Students – Early Bird – $125 (until Oct. 19th)

Student price after Oct. 19th: $150


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.