Events and readings, Surrey Poet Laureate

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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Oct 14 – Your Story: Write, Draw, Share Workshop

Share your story through language, text and drawing at this free one-day workshop, led by Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar, and New Westminster Poet Laureate Alan Hill. What comes to mind when thinking of ‘home’? Is it a place where you live, work, play, sleep, eat? Is it a space we create, nurture; leave or long for? Fearlessly explore personal, cultural and creative expressions through free-form writing, brainstorming, collaborative exercises and visual art. This workshop is open to participants aged 13+ years, living in the Lower Mainland. Participants will have the opportunity to create a visual artefact displayed on New Westminster bus shelters, and included in the Canada 150 Fund “Home” exhibition in the New Westminster Museum, opening February, 2018.”

Date: Saturday October 14th
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Anvil Centre, New Westminster

To register for this FREE workshop, contact:

  • Kristina Fiedrich, Arts Programmer
  • Email: kfiedrich@newwestcity.ca
  • Phone: 604 515 3837
  • Cell/Text: 778 773 0587

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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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SiWC 2016: Exploring Personal and Cultural Trauma in Poetry

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Pleased to be leading a workshop at this year’s Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Here’s the official description:

“Award-winning author Renée Sarojini Saklikar leads this session with conversation and writing prompts to help participants explore personal and cultural trauma. Renée will share her personal journey in writing poetry: “children of air india”, un/authorized exhibits and interjections, particularly her approach to invention strategies for telling difficult and painful personal and historical stories. There will be plenty of time for questions and for writing, and maybe a little time for participants to read briefly from their work, should they choose.”

Date: October 20
Time: 3:45pm
Location: The Sheraton Guildford, 15269 104th Avenue

I’ll also be hosting a fun and supportive open mic poetry session on the Saturday, at 3:45pm. Looking forward to connect with the writing community!

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Oct 6: Your Story, Your Legacy – Teen and Seniors Write Surrey

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As Surrey’s Poet Laureate, I’ll be working with teens (13-18) and South Asian Seniors who have lived in Canada at least 25 years through writing prompts to create a legacy for Surrey. Completed works will be published in a Surrey Legacy Project anthology.

Location: PICS Senior Housing (12075-75A Avenue)
Date: 06/10/2016
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Register telephone at 604-598-7374 or by email at msavage@surrey.ca

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Sept 26: Your Story, Your Legacy – Teen and Seniors Write Surrey

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As Surrey’s Poet Laureate, I’ll be working with teens (13-18) and seniors (65+) through writing prompts to create a legacy for Surrey. Completed works will be published in a Surrey Legacy Project anthology.

Library: Cloverdale Library
Location: Cloverdale Library Meeting Room
Date: 26/09/2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Register in person at the library, by telephone at 604-598-7327 or by email at cmerrells@surrey.ca.  Can’t make it? There will be another event on October 6 at PICS Senior Housing (12075-75A Avenue) from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

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