In this workshop we’re going to talk about and practice non-fiction storytelling that transports the reader to the scene of reporting and events. We’ll also do some imagining that lends itself more to advocacy, campaigning, fundraising etc. Participants don’t need to be expert in any of these areas, just bring an open spirit and a willingness to create.

Desmond Cole
is a journalist, activist and author based in Toronto. His work focuses on the struggle against state violence, particularly local policing. Desmond’s work includes live broadcast radio, podcasts, local reporting, a newspaper column, magazine features, and consultation on a documentary film. His best-selling book, “The Skin We’re In, A Year of Black Resistance and Power”, won the 2020 Toronto Book Award and the OLA Evergreen Award.

This workshop is free of charge, but limited to 12 participants. 

To submit, please send a one-page writing sample to by Friday, May 26, 2023.

Desmond Cole will also be the special guest at our Issue 48 Launch Party… these events are brought to you in collaboration with our good friends at Lawnya Vawnya.