May 27: Southbank 2017 Begins!

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Happy to return as mentor for a new cohort of writers enrolled in this year’s SFU Southbank Writer’s Program:

The Southbank Writer’s Program is a part-time, three-month program for writers who are just starting to develop their work. Maybe you’re not showing your work to anyone, but you want to. Perhaps you belong to a creative writing group, but you’re looking for a more structured environment, or you want to develop your style. Whatever the case, if you’re ready to pursue your passion for writing, Southbank is for you.

…Focusing on fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, you’ll learn through creative writing courses, workshops, and an opportunity to read your work in public. You’ll also work closely with an experienced writing mentor, both one-on-one and in a group setting.”

Interested? Deadline for applications have been extended to May 22!

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Jan 25 – Celebrating Robert Burns in BC: Past and Present

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As important areas of settlement for Scots in Canada, Victoria and Vancouver have had a long tradition of celebrating Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns,” says McCullough. “However, how Burns has been celebrated has changed over time. We’ll explore the new ways in which we celebrate Scotland’s most famous poet and lyricist, within the context of B.C.’s multicultural history.”

A procession of the haggis will start in the Mezzanine at 11am, followed by the address and sampling. Then at 12 Noon, there is an open invitation to join Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar’s Burns poetry recital, also in the Mezzanine.”

  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
  • Location: SFU Surrey campus
  • Time: 10am in Room 2995

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Southbank Writer’s Program 2016

Happy to be mentoring a new cohort of writers enrolled in SFU Southbank 2016 on this Saturday:

About the Southbank Writer’s Program:

Southbank Reading Series“The Southbank Writer’s Program is a part-time, three-month program for writers who are just starting to develop their work…

…Focusing on fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, you’ll learn through creative writing courses, workshops, and an opportunity to read your work in public. You’ll also work closely with an experienced writing mentor, both one-on-one and in a group setting…”

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May 23: Southbank 2015 Begins

Happy to return: as mentor for a new cohort of writers enrolled in SFU Southbank 2015.

About the Southbank Writer’s Program:

“Many writers need inspiration, motivation, and structure to produce great work. With this in mind, we’ve designed the part-time Southbank Writer’s Program especially for wordsmiths who want to pursue their passion during the downtime of summer…

…Focusing on fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, you’ll learn through creative writing classes, mentoring, workshops, and an opportunity to read your work in public. You’ll also study and engage with local authors and graduates of The Writer’s Studio, our award-winning creative writing program.”

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