Events and readings, Surrey Poet Laureate

Oct 12: Surrey Poet Laureate Open Mic and Celebration

I hope you’ll be able to attend my Surrey Poet Laureate Farewell, next Friday October 12. There will be an Open Mic and an exhibit of teen chapbooks, generously supported by Surrey’s Cultural Grant – Details below:Surrey Poet Laureate Open Mic & Celebration Oct 12 2018Update: Thank you to all who came out to this event; here are a few photos to recap the night and my writer’s journey as Surrey Poet Laureate:

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Sept 29: Museum of Surrey Grand Reopening

Grand Opening Museum of Surrey

Here’s an excerpt from an great Interview the Surrey Now-Leader did with Museum of Surrey Manager Lynn Saffery on the grand reopening (I’ll be attending!):

Q: What do you anticipate the museum will add to Surrey, and the historic Cloverdale town centre?

A: The Museum of Surrey tells the stories of people beginning with the Coast Salish nations who have lived here from time immemorial, to the contemporary international people who immigrated to Canada and chose to make Surrey their home. Surrey is proudly diverse, inclusive and unique.

I’m excited for Cloverdale and it’s amazing residents. The museum, Fraser Valley Heritage Railway, Surrey Archives, Cloverdale Library, and much more, strengthen this vibrant walkable town centre.

All these unique initiatives are supported by experts and volunteers passionate about their work. Cloverdale is now a heritage and cultural destination for tourists and residents. It has unlimited potential.

Click Here for the Full Q&A

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Sept 14: Manuscript Consultations at the Newton Library

I’ll be doing another manuscript consultation as Surrey Poet Laureate on September 14 from 2pm-5pm at the Newton Public Library.

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Since 2015, I’ve done dozens at these sessions all over Surrey. Time flies, and now looking back I’m honoured to have been entrusted by so many talented writers with their poems and stories.

As always, I am looking forward to reading your work. For more details about the consults, please visit here.

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Make Something: Surrey Teen Chapbook Workshop

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This July, I’ll be running chapbook making workshops for teens at the Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, Guildford, City Centre, and Ocean Park Libraries!

Chapbook-making offers a unique creative experience. Teens will  cut, fold, and collage words and images. Guided by Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, and other local poets, teens will be inspired with new ways of self-expression. Their works will be exhibited in the teen lounge of City Centre Library in October 2018.

These workshops are made possible by the City of Surrey Cultural Grants program. Thanks also go to local Surrey poets including: Winston Le, Christine Riek, Heidi Greco, and members of the Cedar Bark poetry community.”

Dates:

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May 29: Read Local BC Presents Poetic Frequency

Poetic Frequency

Join Read Local BC for an insightful and engaging evening of poetry considering our place in the world, how we engage with society, and our effect on the natural world.

Three BC poets— Kate Braid, (Elemental – Caitlin Press) Mercedes Eng (Prison Industrial Complex Explodes – Talonbooks), and Cornelia Hoogland (Trailer Park Elegy Harbour Publishing)—will be hosted by Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Sarojini Saklikar.

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Readings begin at 6:45 p.m.
Admission is free

 

Event Details Here