The Creative of Non-Fiction


Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.

Non-fiction can present some very interesting works and tells some great stories. It can be funny and also inspirational. Much like a newspaper that is full of facts and stories about the way something went down, non-fiction books are written to convey the actual events of something, whether it is a personal account of one’s life or that of the past being documented through historical tales. But unlike the news, these stories are written with a bit more creativity or flare to engage and pull in the audience.

Writing in this genre can sometimes be a little difficult, because usually there is a personal or human flow to it. It is the actuality or basis of something real that happened… and that can be very awe inspiring.

At this year’s Bookshelf event, this category is honoured with the presence of:

  • Bob McRoberts, Historical
  • Barbara Trendos, Memoir
  • Charlene Jones, Spiritual
  • Mary Louise Jarvis, Memoir
  • Mark Pezzelato, True Life
  • Rod Urquhart, Poetry
  • John Di Leonardo, Poetry
  • Kamal Parmar, Poetry
  • Sheri Andrunyk, True Life
  • Mark Koning, Memoir
  • Lanre Onigbinde-Bey, True Life
  • Holli Irvine, Memoir
  • James Linderman, Music
  • Rivka Ringlestein, Memoir
  • Don Norris, Memoir

Extra, Extra! Come listen to our wonderful author readings.

We would also like to thank some of our generous sponsors:

Meet Musician James Linderman @ The Bookshelf in May


James Linderman works at the jameslinderman music lesson studio in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He teaches guitar, piano, bass and music theory as well as contemporary songwriting and film composition, in studio, as well as over Skype to students all over the world.


Song Forms is a new workbook has just been published that offers 100 song form templates to create new songs from. The workbook includes all of the support material a songwriter will require to easily understand how to use these templates quickly and effectively. Instructional videos as well as Skype sessions are also available to get the most out of using this essential resource. 


Each template page offers an analysis of the song form to help make the best decisions in each section of the song and each template also includes an optional assignment to help make songwriting a more focused pursuit. You will never have writer’s block again and your songs will be more plentiful and better than ever. This workbook will make 2017 a transformational year for your songwriting craft and career.


To see some free sample pages from Song Forms for Songwriters and to get more information about this workbook please visit or contact


Come meet James at THE BOOKSHELF on Saturday May 13th from 9am – 2pm in Newmarket at the Farmers Market – 200 Doug Duncan Drive.