Terry Fallis is a two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal. Photo submitted

Award-winning novelist Terry Fallis offers workshop in Nelson

Session will explore the benefits and challenges of outlining your novel before writing it

Submitted by the Nelson Public Library

Terry Fallis, an award-winning Canadian author known for his humorous novels, will deliver a workshop in Nelson on Saturday, Jan. 18. “The Power of a Plan: Outlining Your Novel” will explore the benefits and challenges of outlining your novel before writing it.

An inveterate planner, he’ll walk the participants through his own approach to outlining, showing examples and explaining how his process has evolved over the course of seven novels.

Registration for the $25 workshop is at emlfestival.com, and space is limited.

A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Fallis is the author of seven national bestselling novels, all published by McClelland and Stewart. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011.

It was adapted as a six-part television miniseries, as well as a stage musical. His latest novel, Albatross, hit bookstores in August and entered The Globe and Mail bestsellers list in the same week. He is currently working on his eighth novel.

This workshop is sponsored by the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. Fallis is in Nelson as a special guest of the Nelson Public Library’s 100th birthday celebration at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, Jan. 17.

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