Dec 3: Tri-City Wordsmiths Poetry Readings and Writing Workshop 

Happy to be reading poetry from the anthology Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees (along with a yet to-be-named fibre arts anthology) and doing a Zoom workshop for the Tri-City Wordsmiths writing group today!

A bit about Worth More Standing:

In Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees, celebrated poets and activists pay homage to the ghosts of lost forests and issue a rallying cry to protect remaining ancient giants and restore uncolonized spaces… Themes of connection, ecology, grief, and protection are explored through poems about trees and forests written by an impressive number of influential poets, several of whom have attended the recent Fairy Creek blockades and still others who defended old-growth ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound for nearly 30 years ago.”

The workshop is titled ‘The power of micro steps in helping to sustain your writing practice,” where I’ll be sharing a set of writing prompts to promote habits I’ve found useful in my own practice.

Aug 25: Poetry Reading at Bastion Books

Join us on August 25th at 7:00 pm PT at Bastion Books for an evening of light refreshments, readings, and a Q&A. Meredith Quartermain will read from her collection, Lullabies in the Real World, and will be joined by special guests, Marguerite Pigeon and Renée Sarojini Saklikar. They will be reading from their latest poetry books, The Endless Garment and Bramah and the Beggar Boy.”

Centre A Speaker Series 2022: Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Pleased to be presenting a free online talk in conjunction with the Arts Writing Mentorship Program at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art:

Fairy tales, myths, legend, culture: literary forms and The Other: Reclaiming and reimagining the epic: join Renée for a talk and discussion about her approaches to the epic fantasy in verse THOT J BAP: The Heart of This Journey Bears All Patterns.

Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the author of four award-winning books, including children of air india, and Listening to the Bees. She was the first poet laureate for the City of Surrey (2015-2018). Renée’s newest book is Bramah and The Beggar Boy, an epic fantasy in verse (Nightwood Editions, 2021).”

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 12 – 2 pm PDT

July 16: Mid-Summer Write-A-Thon

Come join me for a day of writing and inspiration!

“The event runs from 9:30-4:30 (PST), including an Open Mic from 3:30-4:30 for anyone who wants to read or perform what they worked on during the Write-a-Thon (or something else they have created).

On event day, you will sign in to the Zoom meeting ready to write and to be inspired. We suggest having everything ready to work on a piece of writing. That means bring your notebook, your favourite pen, your laptop, your headphones, and whatever else you need to be productive. Some people will be spending their time writing letters to friends, others will be working on the first draft of a novel, and some will be working on school assignments. You are free to work on whatever you want. “