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.”
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: email@example.com
- Phone: 604 515 3837
- Cell/Text: 778 773 0587
Join Heidi Greco and I for Amelia Earhart’s 120th Birthday Celebration – there will be a reading, a mini-writing workshop, and also cake!
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
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
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!