On Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  PWAC Toronto Chapter presents
Make Your Narrative Non-Fiction Dazzle!  


Dawn Boshcoff, VP Professional Development,
Professional Writers Association of Canada



Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM 
Tuesday May 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

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Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Room 318,
750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON
M5S 2J2


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 How can your non-fiction enchant and captivate readers? What are the latest tips and techniques?
Experts in this genre will help you set the scene and turn real-world issues into irresistible stories that sell


James FitzGeraldJames FitzGerald looked at the attitudes and values of Canada’s ruling class in his first book Old Boys: The Powerful Legacy of Upper Canada College. Revelations of sexual abuse at the school, first published in the book, led to the conviction of three former teachers. His latest book, What Disturbs Our Blood, explores madness and high achievement in his prominent Toronto medical family. It won the 2010 Writers’ Trust Prize For Non-Fiction. Find him at

Carolyn MorrisCarolyn Morris has been published in Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest, This Magazine, Metro and various business, non-profit, and association publications. She blogs for Yahoo! and has been an associate producer at CBC Radio. She received two honourable mentions at the National Magazine Awards, had one article in Best Canadian Essays 2010, and another in Globe and Mail "best magazine reads on the racks" in 2009. Find her at

Jennifer JohannesenJennifer Johannesen is an author, blogger and patient advocate. She speaks and writes extensively about her journey through healthcare and special education with her son, Owen, who had multiple severe disabilities and who passed away in 2010 at the age of 12. No Ordinary Boy is her first book.  For more information about her work, blog, and book visit



Krystyna LagowskiKrystyna Lagowski is a Toronto-based freelance writer specializing in automotive and transportation issues. Her work has been featured in The Toronto Star and National Post and other print and on-line media. Krystyna is writing a book about her late mother’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor, something Krystyna discovered late in life. Krystyna blogs at


Registration and Schedule 

Onsite Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion/Q&A: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cheers with Peers Networking following Panel Discussion
 at the Madison Avenue Pub,

a welcoming watering hole conveniently located at 14 Madison Avenue,
off Bloor Street near Spadina Avenue. (Pay for your own cheers.)
For more information, contact Nate Hendley, VP Special Events/Networking

*Register in advance to take advantage of discounts!
$20 onsite registration
FREE for PWAC members and students *advance online registration 

$10 for members of associate writers’ groups *advance online registration
$15 for non-member *advance online registration
(*advance online registration available up to midnight day before event)