Ann Edwards Cannon – “Writing Nonfiction: Columns, Blogs and More”


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Ann is the writer of a well-known column in the Salt Lake Tribune and the author of a widely-read blog, The Writers’ Corner (And Also What I Ate Today).  She has also published novels, children’s books and essays.  She will help you discover subjects you can pursue and guide you in finding the right format for your work.

Ann Edwards Cannon

Actually, if you want to make a profit, you probably should investigate another field, such as orthopedic surgery.  Still, writing a column about your experience (as well as your take on that experience) and then seeing your work published either in print or online in the form of a blog (I’m big on blogging) is particularly rewarding. Our class will help you take steps toward that goal.

Because writing columns and blogs has has so much in common with writing memoir, Louise Plummer and I will teach two hours of the class together and then split up (amicably) for our individual classes.

Hi!  My name is Ann Edwards (“A. E.”) Cannon, and I write books for young readers. I used to write a column for the Deseret News, but now I write for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I also lead discussions sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council’s Public Square program.  Occasionally I teach creative writing and work as a bookseller at the muy famosa King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City.

My husband, Ken, and I have five (count ’em) sons, two daughters-in-law, a charming baby granddaughter, three parakeets, one parrot, two cats, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Newfoundland dog that weighs 180 pounds. Living with a Newfoundland that size is like living with a donkey in your house. A small donkey. But still.

Please visit me on my blog or on facebook.