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Life Stories Tapestry: Author Reading and Collective Writing Workshop [VIRTUAL]
Tuesday, November 3 at 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.Free
Ignite your passion for writing with award-winning author Dr. Nilofar Shidmehr in this two-part workshop, where participants will learn how to write and weave together life stories.
In the first session on November 3, Dr. Shidmehr will introduce the basics of life writing through examples of her own work, especially her latest short story collection Divided Loyalties. In the second session on November 10, participants will get the chance to present their own stories written at home and discuss the ways in which their individual stories bring them closer together.
The objective of this workshop is to learn how to explore our collective identities and histories, to celebrate our racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity, and to connect to one another in deeper ways through writing.
Nilofar Shidmehr, PhD, MFA, is the author of two collections of short fiction and four books of poetry in English and Farsi. She also co-translated with Ali Azarang Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye into Farsi. Her first poetry book in English, Shirin and Salt Man, was nominated for a British Columbia Book-Prize and her latest book Divided Loyalties have received several positive reviews. She has served three times as the Writer-in-Residence in three different cities across Canada, the last of which was in 2019 with the McMaster University and Hamilton Public Library. Dr. Shidmehr teaches in the Liberal Arts Program and Adults 55+ program at Simon Fraser University.
Registration is required. When you register, you will be signed up for both sessions on November 3 and 10.
For this virtual program, we’ll be using Zoom. We will email you the Zoom link 24 hours in advance of the program.
What you’ll need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone or tablet.
For more information, contact us on LibraryConnect at 604.925.7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teens, Adults, Newcomers
Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 pm–6:00 pm