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Write Here, Read Now: A Special Day for Writers and Readers

Write Here Read Now
A Special Day For Writers and Readers

Happening at City Centre Library

Call 604-598-7426 or register in library
to save your spot, or for more information.

Schedule of Events

10.00 AM – 12.00 PM : Writing Workshops

Space is limited for these free workshops. Please call to register, 604-598-7426.

  • Fiction Writing Workshop: Prompts and Sentences by Michael Hetherington. 20 spots available.
  • One Passport. Many Stories by Ursula Maxwell-Lewis. 30 spots available.

12.00 – 2.00 PM : Local Author Meet Up and Social!

Join our local authors and learn about their projects. Discover local writing groups and other resources. Local writers attending will include Jeff Beamish, author of Sneaker Wave; Sandy Chernoff, author of 5 Secrets to Effective Communication; Trudy Davies, author of Butterfly Dreams; Rene DeFazio and Tamara Veitch, authors of One Great Year; Phinder Dulai, author of dream/arteries; Kevin Gebert, author of Financial Fotographs: how to talk to your family about money; Debbie Holmes, author of How to Help Others Without Losing Yourself; Evelyn Lazare, author of The Ladies Who Still Don’t Lunch; Judy McFarlane, author of Writing with Grace: A journey beyond Down Syndrome; Rahela Nayebzadah, author of Jeegareh Ma; Renee Sarojini Saklikar, author of Children of Air India: Un/authorized exhibits and interjections; Lorna Suzuki, author of The Imago Chronicles; Nia Suzuki-White, co-author of The Dream Merchant Saga with Lorna Suzuki; and Tom Zytaruk, author of Like a Rock: the Chuck Cadman story.

2.00 – 4:00 PM : Authors Among Us

Meet authors who use historical events to create fictional worlds or share narrative experiences during “History Writes: Inspired and Remembered”. Read more about the panelists

Writing Workshop Details

Fiction Writing Workshop: Prompts and Sentences.

Learn the seductive pleasure of cumulative syntax in sentence writing! We’ll spend some time writing during the workshop using prompts from The Archive Carpet (participants will receive a free copy). Bring some of your own writing to work with.

About Michael Hetherington

Michael Hetherington has bachelors degrees from Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia and a masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. His published books to date include The Archive Carpet (Passfield Press, 2012), The Playing Card (Passfield Press, 2013), Halving the Orange (Passfield Press, 2014), and Hooked (Passfield Press, 2014). It was just announced that Halving the Orange is a finalist in the literary fiction category in the ForeWord Reviews 2014 Book of the Year Awards. He has a son and daughter and lives in North Vancouver.

Find Michael’s books in the library catalogue

One Passport. Many Stories. 

Wondering how to get your adventures into print? Writer and photographer Ursula Maxwell-Lewis will inspire you to tell your travel tales, improve your photography, and, with luck, get paid for your efforts. We’ll talk about the magic of travel — local and international. Is travel blogging worthwhile? How can social media help profile you? We’ll discuss newspapers vs magazines versus books. What about Meetups? We’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Bring your questions, photos, books, and enthusiasm. Together, we’ll take-off…literally. Our hashtag: #TravelWriteRead

About Ursula Maxwell-Lewis

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is a former South African journalist. She has worked as a writer, photographer, and public relations professional in Africa, Britain, and Canada for major publications and various airlines, including Air Canada. In 1996 she established a community newspaper which was bought by Black Press News Group in 2008. She is Director Emeritus of the award-winning Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Co-chair of the Society of American Travel Writers (BC chapter), and served the Travel Media Association of Canada nationally and provincially, and is a freelance writer and photographer. Find Ursula on Twitter @YouTravel and on Instagram as UrsulaTravels

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