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Blue Pencil Mentorship w/ John Vaillant

Any kind of prose

  • 45 minutes
  • 75 Canadian dollars
  • Victoria Street

Service Description

Blue Pencil critique sessions provide writers with honest feedback and encouragement through one-on-one consultations on pre-submitted writing. Once registered you’ll be invited to submit a one-page description of your project and any questions you may have, along with your writing (up to 2500 words or 5 poems), so that you can get maximum impact from your personal session with a talented literary professional. You must submit your work by September 8th, 2023. John Vaillant is an author and freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Guardian, and the Walrus, among others. His first book, The Golden Spruce (Knopf, 2005), was a bestseller and won several awards, including the Governor General's and Rogers Trust awards for non-fiction. His second non-fiction book, The Tiger (Knopf, 2010), won the B.C. Achievement Award for Non-Fiction, was a bestseller selected for Canada Reads, and has been published in 16 languages. In 2014 Vaillant won the Windham-Campbell Prize, a global award for non-fiction. In 2015, he published his first work of fiction, The Jaguar's Children (Knopf), which was long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC and Kirkus Fiction Prizes, and was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Vaillant's most recent non-fiction is Fire Weather: The Making of A Beast (Knopf 2023), a #1 bestseller.


Contact Details

  • Nelson Studio 88, Victoria Street, Nelson, BC, Canada

    elephantmountainliteraryfest@gmail.com


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