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Tim Falconer

Photo: Marta Iwanek 2015

Tim Falconer is an author and journalist in Toronto. His new book is Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music (House of Anansi, 2016).

His three other non-fiction books are about a wide range of topics, including end-of-life ethics (That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care); our love-hate relationship with the car (Drive: A Road Trip through Our Complicated Affair with the Automobile); and activism (Watchdogs and Gadflies: Activism from Marginal to Mainstream). He’s also the co-author, with popular parenting expert Dr. Alex Russell, of Drop the Worry Ball: How to Parent in the Age of Entitlement.

He began teaching magazine journalism at Ryerson University in 1995 and has been the instructor on eight issues of the award-winning Ryerson Review of Journalism. He also teaches creative non-fiction at the University of King's College in Halifax. In 2016, he will be a faculty editor at the Banff Literary Journalism program (he was a fellow in the program in 2007). In 2012, he spent three amazing months in Dawson City, Yukon, as writer-in-residence at Berton House. 

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
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Publications

Watchdogs and Gadflies: Activism from Marginal to Mainstream. Penguin, 2001
Drive: A Road Trip through Our Complicated Affair with the Automobile. Penguin, 2008
That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care. Penguin, 2009
Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music. House of Anansi, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
One to two hours
Genre:
Non-fiction
Grades:
Grade 9 and up
Workshop Description:

An introduction to journalism and narrative non-fiction. Topics covered include research, interviews and writing the story.

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$
GST:
GST applicable