My course about profiling Canadian ancestors using travel documents will enable you to write strong family history stories using passenger lists, border crossing records and immigration records. You will develop story-telling skills, have the opportunity to test three different structures, gain confidence in structure choice and improve your understanding of various writing styles. You will also be capable of varying your story with tone, rhythm and cadence.
Tracey Arial specializes in profiling amazing individuals and businesses for blogs, books, newspapers and magazines. She's also an avid year-round gardener and permaculture designer. In addition to the Arial View blog and courses, she operates Notable Nonfiction Ltd., a publisher working to promote true stories in multiple media and Unapologetically Canadian, a podcast that explores the Canadian identity through interviews, stories and personal essays. With others, she co-founded CAUS, a non-profit solidarity cooperative that helps Montrealers grow and prepare seasonal local food; Genealogy Ensemble, a collaborative research and writing group and blog; and Grand Potager, a nonprofit that operates Verdun's municipal greenhouses as an urban agriculture resource centre. Her books include: I Volunteered, Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember, the Canadian Writers' Guide to Government Action and several Ulysses guides to cycling, hiking and cross-country-skiing. She co-edited and co-authored Beads in a Necklace, Family History Stories from Genealogy Ensemble.