Write Here Read Now: A day for writers and readers at City Centre Library

Write Here Read Now

Write Here Write Now logo with book pages

Writers & readers, a special day just for you at Surrey Libraries!

Saturday, April 16, 2016
At City Centre Library
Register: 604-598-7426

Schedule of Events

10:15 to 11:45 AM: Writing Workshop
Creating a Real World: 10 tips for Writing Great Fiction by Aislinn Hunter. Room 120.

10:45 AM to 12:45 PM: Consultations
Drop-In 15-Minute Blue Pencil Writing Consultations with Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar
10:45, 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, 12, 12:15, 12:30. Atrium. Same day registration.

12:45 to 2:15 PM
Authors Among Us: Passion Prose. READ-Ability Lounge.

Event Details

Creating a Real World: 10 Tips for Writing Great Fiction led by Aislinn Hunter

Join award-winning novelist and teacher Aislinn Hunter in a fun and energetic workshop that will give you 10 concrete (and unexpected) ways to improve your fiction writing right away. Note: this isn’t a workshop on grammar, it’s a workshop on how to create vital and real-seeming worlds out of the writer’s basic tool box – words and the imagination.

Aislinn Hunter is an award-winning writer and educator and the author of six books. Her first novel Stay was a Globe and Mail “Top 100” book, a finalist for the First Novel Award, and was recently made into a feature film starring Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling. Her second novel The World Before Us won the 2015 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and is the source material for both a song (by Veda Hille) and a dance performance (choreographed by Anusha Fernando and premiering at The Chan Centre in March 2016). Aislinn has recently been selected to be a Canadian War Artist. She has a BFA and an MFA in Creative Writing, an MSc in Writing and Cultural Politics and recently completed a PhD on material culture and resonance at the University of Edinburgh.

Blue Pencil Writing Consultations with Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Bring a maximum of three pages of your best work (double-spaced). You will have fifteen minutes to chat about your work, or to ask questions about the most challenging problems you’re facing. Your Blue Pencil appointment is a wonderful opportunity to have the Surrey Poet Laureate, a professional writer and teacher, look at your work and give unbiased feedback.

Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the author of children of air india, un/authorized exhibits and interjections which won the Canadian Authors Award for best book of Canadian poetry to be published in English and was a finalist for the B.C. Book prize Dorothy Livesay award. She is also the co-editor of the anthology The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them. This anthology includes poetry performed during Lunch Poems at SFU, a poetry reading series that Renée helped to establish.

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