July 6: Beckoned by the Story – A Workshop for Teens

Beckoned by the Story Teen Writing Workshop

Explore the art of memoir writing with Surrey’s Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Surrey author and memoir coach Sylvia Taylor. Inspiration will draw from the rich multicultural fabric of Surrey. We’ll examine our unique relationship to the west coast and its waterways. Group and individual writing exercises will prepare you to write your own life story! For teens ages 12-18.”

Date: Thursday, July 6th
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Location: City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC – Teen Lounge

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Surrey Stories Connect: Teens and Seniors Write Surrey Photos

Friday May 12, 2017: evening, up in Room 418, Surrey City Centre public library, writers and friends celebrated the launch of this book: a time-capsule of Surrey, Autumn 2016, through the writings of seniors and youth from the Cloverdale, Strawberry Hill areas of Surrey as well as at Historic Stewart Farm. Co-edited by Meghan Savage and Renee Sarojini Saklikar:

May 25-27: Surrey Children’s Festival and Sanja

In between running Erasure Poetry workshops at the Surrey Children’s Festival, I had the chance to see an incredible show called Sanja:

Sangja takes the audience on a remarkable journey from Korea to Canada, and all of the imaginative places in-between. We follow a boy as he strives to find his unique place in the world and come to terms with the incredible loss of his birth family, language, and culture, while navigating the tensions that occurs when families (and people) don’t fit within our cultural expectations.

Featuring two renowned theatre companies from South Korea and Canada, this play is a dynamic blend of physical theatre, breathtaking puppetry, an extraordinary musical score, and theatrical elements from East and West! Sangja, the Korean word for “box,” explores identity, race, cultural diversity and conformity, non-traditional families, international adoption, and the boxes we put people in.”

The Surrey Children’s Festival runs from May 25-27 at the Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park. 

Ticket Information and Schedule Here