Writing Non-Fiction Presentation with Bob Chrismas

Are you interested in writing non-fiction but not certain how to get started? Bob’s presentation will help you delve into the world of nonfiction and explore:

Different types of Non-fiction

  • Are you clear on what you are writing? Is it literary non-fiction, memoir, for trade, or academic publication? Do you know the market for your work?  Bob will review and explore the different forms of non-fiction.

Writing styles and process

  • What is your process, for researching, drafting, and editing? Do you have the right tools and a winning method? Have you heard of the rule of threes and how to research for a non-fiction book? Bob will provide some winning strategies for creating high quality literature.

How to get published

  • So you have a nearly finished manuscript; what now? Bob will walk you through the publication process, from the author’s point of view, from manuscript preparation to the query letter, how to find a publisher and then work with them.

When: Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Where: 424-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba and virtually for out-of-towners
To attend, here is the EventBrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/writing-non-fiction-presentation-tickets-326106071037

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About the instructor:

Bob Chrismas, PhD, has written prolifically on justice issues, and recently tried his hand at fiction writing. Bob is a Staff Sergeant in his 31st year with the Winnipeg Police Service. He completed his Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the U. of Winnipeg and U. of Manitoba in 2009 (distinction) and Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Peace and Conflict Studies at the U. of Manitoba in 2017. Bob was awarded the University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award for his doctoral research on modern-day slavery in Canada’s criminal sex industry. Bob is married with four kids.

Bob’s publications include numerous peer-reviewed book chapters, journal and magazine articles and books on justice related topics. His first book Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes (McGill-Queens University Press, 2013), is a widely used text on modern policing. Bob’s newest book, Sex Industry Slavery: Protecting Canada’s Youth (University of Toronto Press, 2020), provides a gut-wrenching account of sex trafficking in Canada and many tangible strategies and solutions. Bob has also co-edited collected editions including Our Shared Future: Windows into Canada’s Reconciliation Journey (Lexington, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020).

Bob’s newest book, The River of Tears (DIO Press Inc., 2021) is a literary fiction novel about a missing person case, giving deep insights into sex trafficking and Indigenous-police relations in Canada. He is also writing a memoir of his three decades in Canadian policing. Learn more about Bob and his publications and speaking events at his webpage at bchrismas.com.

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