Carol Shaben is an award-winning author and journalist. Her first book, Into the Abyss, was a national bestseller, selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and an Amazon.com Book of the Month. Carol’s most recent book, The Marriott Cell, co-written with Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, was long listed for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, named one of The Globe & Mail’s 100 Best Books of the Year, and won the Ontario Historical Society Huguenot Award. Carol is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards, including a Gold Medal for Investigative Journalism, and was nominated for Best New Magazine Writer. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Creative Writing, a Mentor in Dalhousie University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and Faculty Editor in the Literary Journalism Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
I present on a range of subjects in creative nonfiction (essay, voice, research and reporting, narrative structure, crafting winning book proposals), etc. I am a dynamic and engaging presenter with many years of experience teaching and public speaking.
As above, I can provide school or public workshops on a range of craft techniques as they relate to creative nonfiction, including:
-intro to creative nonfiction
-voice, POV & narrative distance
-research and reporting for story
-profiles & character
I specialize in creative, generative and fun approaches to writing. Sessions are lively, interactive and often involve movement, discussion or small group work.