Gearing Up For the York Writers Conference: With Phil Dwyer

Meet Phil Dwyer

Want to write your story? The story of real life? Then Creative Nonfiction with Phil Dwyer is for you. In this workshop, Phil will take you through the techniques of creative nonfiction. Creative nonfiction will help you preserve life experiences, whether yours or someone else’s. Learn to share stories in ways that readers will find compelling, give them a story they can’t put down. This workshop will help with a variety of nonfiction writing: biographies, memoirs, blogs, public speaking scripts, personal essays and magazine articles. Get ready for an interactive workshop that will help you with your next creative nonfiction project.

Phil Dwyer loves reading, has an encyclopaedic knowledge of British sixties pop and a healthy distrust for normal lives. For 20 years, he was a journalist in the UK, working as a reporter, news editor, editor, and publisher. Phil Dwyer is the author of Conversations on Dying, an examination of the end-of-life experience of one of Canada’s palliative care pioneers. Phil is an Alumni of Humber School for Writers. His journalism, essays, travel writing and fiction have been published in over fifteen international titles, including The Financial Times, The Times (of London) and the Globe and Mail. In 2014, his short story Allergies Stephanie won first prize in a contest judged by author Sarah Selecky, and in 2016 his nonfiction story, Answers Mostly D: A Cautionary Quiz, was short-listed in the Carte Blanche/Creative Non Fiction Collective’s annual contest. In 2017 his nonfiction story Where The Spine Meets the Head was long-listed in the CBC annual nonfiction contest.

We look forward to having Phil joins us at the York Writers Conference and sharing his experiences and techniques.

Find Phil Dwyer on Facebook and Twitter, and at his website,

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When Loni isn't reading other people's words or running around after her two young children, she spends time writing stories of her own. She finds inspiration in the little things, but also in momentous events. Loni currently resides in York Region. Twitter: @LoniStorm Instagram: loni_storm Facebook: @LoniCameronWriter

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