How to Write More Honestly: A New Workshop with Sheila Heti

Every writer has one unique thing to offer to the world: their own point of view. In this workshop, Sheila Heti, one of Canada’s most distinctive literary voices, will teach you how to anchor your writing in your own point of view, your original nature, your own stylistic truth.

Through writing exercises, discussion and examples from Heti’s work, you will learn how to avoid sounding writerly and imitating forms that aren’t integral to your own perception of the world, and you’ll discover what finding your genuine voice can do for you, your writing and the world.

This workshop will be useful for anyone writing fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry or drama.

Please join us! Here are the details:
Saturday, January 15, 2011
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver

Workshop fee: $50
(includes a one-year subscription to Geist
for you or a friend—a $20 value)
Or $75 for the workshop and Heti’s new book How Should a Person Be?
or call us at 604-681-9161

Sheila Heti is the author of The Middle Stories, Ticknor and her latest book, How Should a Person Be? She is the creator of the Trampoline Hall lecture series and she frequently conducts interviews for The Believer. Sheila lives in Toronto. Read her Geist work at, and visit her online at

2 thoughts on “How to Write More Honestly: A New Workshop with Sheila Heti

  1. Thanks for posting this! Just to clarify (there was some confusion about the initial posting) I will not be using examples from my own work — but rather from the work of other authors I respect.

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