For Thin Air 2020 (The Winnipeg International Writers Festival), I’ll present a 90-minute Writing Craft Session entitled “A Taboo Is For Breaking: Writing About Daily Work.” The event will run Sat. Oct. 10, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

The Zoom session will consist of examples of contemporary job-based writing in several genres: poetry, fiction, non-fiction (memoir), and graphic novels. A writing exercise or two will hopefully also serve as a prompt to encourage people to add employment (including our work’s effects on us, both on and off the job) to literature’s traditional themes of love, death, and nature.