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Vancouver Nonfiction Manuscript Reviews by Richard Warnica

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Instructor: Richard Warnica
Date: Sep. 17–20,2023
Location: The Tyee Office (Vancouver, BC)

Acclaimed feature writer Richard Warnica comes to Vancouver this September to offer four days of one-on-one writing instruction and manuscript review. Twelve nonfiction writers in the Vancouver area have the opportunity to work directly with Richard on a piece at any stage of completion — be it feature, memoir, essay, investigative journalism or book chapter. Each review includes detailed notes on a submitted draft of up to 5,000 words plus a 50-minute, in-person consultation on pitching and selling (if the piece is unsold), editing, reporting, restructuring, and strategies for getting better going forward. Richard’s previous PanU students have placed features in major publications across Canada, including The Walrus, Maclean’s, the National Post and more.

Writers will also receive an exclusive link to a video replay of Richard’s 3-hr. Beyond Feature Writing Masterclass to aid in the development of their work.

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Recommended Audience
  • Writers in the Vancouver area between Sep. 17–20, 2023
  • Young and emerging writers pivoting toward features and nonfiction books
  • Experienced journalists looking to hone their skills
  • Feature writers aiming to create more ambitious and creative works
Not sure it’s for you? Feel free to reach out and ask the us directly: info@pandemicuniversity.com.
Location: The Tyee Office (Vancouver, BC)
Dates: Sep. 17-20, 2023

  • Sun. Sep 17,  9 am–5 pm (7 slots, 50 min. each)

  • Mon. Sep. 18,  9 am–12 pm (3 slots, 50 min. each)

  • Tues. Sep. 19 + Wed. Sep. 20 (times available by special arrangement on the UBC campus).


Richard Warnica is a business feature writer at the Toronto Star and a former reporter, editor, and columnist at the National Post, Canadian Business, Macleans, the Edmonton Journal and the Tyee. A four time National Newspaper Award finalist, Warnica is known for his deeply, sometimes obsessively, reported features on public policy, populism, business and the COVID pandemic. He was a 2010 Investigative Reporting Fellow at the Tyee Solutions Society, and the 2018-19 Webster/McConnell Fellow at Massey College. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.



The Tyee is an independent, online news magazine from B.C. founded in 2003. We’re devoted to fact-driven stories, reporting and analysis that informs and enlivens our democratic conversation. Our reporting has changed laws, started movements and garnered numerous awards.



Sunday and Monday sessions will take place at The Tyee office in downtown Vancouver.  Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are available by special arrangement at the University of British Columbia. Further instructions including parking are provided in the ticket after registration.


After checkout, you’ll receive a receipt with a downloadable PDF ticket that includes how to file your manuscript, a link to the video replay of  Richard’s 3-hr Beyond Feature Writing Masterclass and additional information on your manuscript review. The PDF will also provide you with detailed directions to the venue. You will also receive an emailed reminder a few days before your session.


Space is limited to 12 writers. Anyone wishing to cancel their registration has until Sep. 10, 2023 to receive a guaranteed refund. If you cancel between Sep. 11 and 16, 2023 we will only offer a refund if and after the vacated spot is filled. No refunds whatsoever will be offered after Sep. 16, 2023.