Breaking it Down: Crafting Engaging Narrative Nonfiction from “Big Ideas”
In a world that feels more complicated than ever, how can writers tackle big subjects and make them comprehensible? Calgary journalist, Taylor Lambert has turned complex topics like the 2013 flood and the history of Alberta dentistry into engaging narratives. In this workshop, he’ll discuss how to find the important threads in messy ideas in order to distill a clear story for your reader. Come with a “big idea” and we’ll break it down.
Taylor Lambert is a freelance longform journalist and the author of several literary nonfiction books, including “Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood.” His recent book, “Darwin’s Moving,” an exploration of class divides in Calgary through the lens of the moving industry, won the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize in 2018.