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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!

Click here for more info

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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…”

Click here for info

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Southbank Reading Series and Info Session

The playbill for tonight’s reading:

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There will also be a Southbank Creative Writing Program Information Session this Saturday at the library:

Date & Time: March 12, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
Location: Surrey City Centre Library, Room 401
Admission: Free

Click here to Register

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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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Southbank 2014 Begins

Honoured and grateful to be a returning mentor for a new cohort of writers enrolled in SFU Southbank 2014.

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, memoir, and poetry, we’ll bring out the story inside you through creative writing courses, mentoring, workshops, and opportunities to read your work in public.”

Click here for more info

children of air india interviews, Events and readings

Surrey’s Poetry and Literary Arts Scene

An Interview with Jonathon Narvey at 45 in fortyfive:

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…The Southbank Writer’s Program in Surrey is a great example of the kind of programs that are helping cultivate a local poetry and literary scene with new authors and artists. It’s intense (two evenings a week plus weekends) but it’s a great program for finding your voice and finding out who you are as a writer.

Another thing I’m excited to share is that some former students have come together to start a new reading series at the central Surrey Public Library library. Among many of us who are originally from Surrey and New Westminster, there was always a vision that we needed to put something out in Surrey. It became a real focus for us. Now it’s happening with our inaugural reading series starting this March 13.”

Read the full piece here

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June events

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(This May-August, I’m part of SFU’s  Southbank Writer’s Program in Surrey – we meet evenings during the week and on Saturday’s at the Surrey Centre Public Library)