Monday, October 5, 2009

Memoir Workshops - Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 - Online, and in Santiago, Chile

My Fall 2009 North York Central Library workshop series is now full. Please see the Toronto Public Library’s upcoming “What’s On” program for dates and registration details for my Spring 2010 series.

More Workshops ...

He Said, She Said: Effective Dialogue Writing (online)
Days Road Writers' Workshops
Location: Online
Date: October 19 to November 27, 2009 (6 weeks)
Fee: $129
To register: Contact Allyson at

Note: Workshop site is accessible only to registered participants. It's open 24/7 for posting/reading, and I monitor it regularly, Monday to Friday.


Memories into Story: Introduction to Life Writing
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies
Location: Online
Date: Winter Session - January 18 to March 29, 2010 (10 weeks)
Fee: $585
To register: Contact U of T
Tel: 416-978-2400

Note: This course may be taken for a credit towards a Certificate in Creative Writing.


Journeys & Discoveries: Writing from Your Life
Location: Los Parronales Writers’ Retreat, Santiago, Chile
Date: February 7 to 21, 2010
To register or find out more: Contact host Susan Siddeley,

Join us!
An informal get-together with Chilean music and wine will take place in downtown Toronto on November 18, at 6:30 p.m., for those interested in learning more about Los Parronales and Allyson’s residential workshop there. If you or someone you know may be interested in this writing holiday, please contact Susan at the above email address for details and directions.


ALLYSON LATTA is an editor of award-winning literary fiction and nonfiction who also leads writing workshops online, throughout the Greater Toronto Area, and occasionally abroad. Currently one of her edits is nominated for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean. The Golden Meanis also a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Allyson edited one of the finalists for this year’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Non-fiction Prize as well: Wade Davis’s The Wayfarers. She has worked as an editor on the last three out of four winners of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Visit, or contact Allyson at

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