JJ Lee

Writer

JJ Lee writes a menswear advice column for the Vancouver Sun which is syndicated across Canada. He presents, when called upon, a fashion column for CBC Radio in Vancouver. He has worked in broadcasting as a writer, contributor, comedy performer, reporter, and producer for such CBC Radio programs as Basic Black, Out Front, The Current, Richardson’s Roundup, Sounds Like Canada, and Ideas, for which he prepared a radio documentary on the social history of suits that inspired the book of the same name. His 2011 memoir, The Measure of a Man, was a finalist for the Governor-General's Literary Awards, the Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, and the BC Book Prize.

Please note that for blue pencil, JJ specifically would like to work with you on your opening pages.

JJ Lee

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 10:30am

Author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, JJ Lee presents an engaging seminar for memoirist, autobiographical novelists, and readers of the genre.

Drawing on his own experience of penning a book considered one of the best works of non-fiction in 2011 by Kobo, Amazon.ca and The Globe and Mail (also a finalist for the Governor-General's Literary Awards, Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, and a BC Book Prize), Lee will share his thoughts on what makes for strong writing and how to survive the memoir-writing process.

The seminar will involve a short reading, a break-down of techniques Lee uses in writing and an overview of what makes for a strong memoir.

A question and answer will follow.

This workshop is ideal for first-time memoirists and autobiography writers.