Writing with Passion, not Pathos with Carol Off – Sold Out!
November 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$40.00
For anyone interested in writing. How do we communicate emotion without sentimentality? It’s a question both fiction and non-fiction writers grapple with and rarely achieve. Yet it defines the very difference between art and kitsch. In this workshop, Carol will discuss ways to bring heart into a story while avoiding schmaltz.
An arts reporter and Ottawa correspondent in the ‘80s. International CBC correspondent in the ‘90s and ‘00s. Award-winning documentarian. Award-winning author. And, since 2006, host of As It Happens.
Carol has somehow packed the work of about four careers into one. As a television reporter, she covered the Middle East, the Balkans, Afghanistan, the United States, the former Soviet Union — and most other places. She has also covered Canadian military missions around the world, including combat operations in Kandahar after 9/11.
Her work in the Balkans led her to write the best-selling book The Lion, The Fox, and the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Since that book came out in 2000, she’s written three more — including, most recently, All We Leave Behind: A Reporter’s Journey into the Lives of Others, winner of the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
She’s won a Gemini, two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television; a Gabriel Award; and ACTRA’s John Drainie Award for Distinguished Contribution to Canadian Broadcasting, among other honours.