Monday, 12 March 2012

Writers International Network: Inaugural Festival

Writers International Network, The 1st Annual Literary Festival

Public event ·Saturday, 24 March 2012

  • Richmond Cultural Centre / Library 
    7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC
    Saturday, March 24, 2012
    12.30 PM to 4.30 PM

    It is a free event bringing together writers of diverse backgrounds and genre to develop better appreciation and fuller awareness of the art of creative writing. The objective of this event is to provide an opportunity to network, socialise and to recognize talent.

    • Invocation and welcoming address by Ashok Bhargava

    • Featured Poets/ Writers – Candice James, Bonnie Nish, Manolis Aligizakis, Eva Waldauf, Sylvia Taylor, Meharoona Ghani, Bernice Lever, Michelle Rickaby, Theresa Chevalier, Ben Nuttal-Smith, Patricia Donahue and Alejandro Mujica-Olea

    • South Asian feature: S.P. Dwivedi, Suresh Kurl, Ehsan Choudhary, Inderjit Sidhu, Madhu Varshney, Mankajee Shreshtha, Surjeet Kalsy and Hardev Sodhi "Ashk"

    • Open Mic – Bonnie Quan Symons, Avia Mana, Farina Reinprecht, Angela Edwards, Ibrahim Honjo, Una Bruhns, Sho Wiley, Patricia Donahue, Jacqueline Maire, Lilija Valis, Selene Bertelson and Ceri Naz

    • Award Presentations & Reading by Award Recipients - Evelyn Lau, Joanne Arnott, Brajinder Dhillon, Ariadne Sawyer, Manja Basi, Bong Ja Ahn, Timothy Shay, Janet Kvammen, Fauzia Rafique and Alan Hill

    • Tagore Dance by Arno Komalika

    •  Hosts: Lucia Gorea and Reese McBeth                                      
    Visit the group on facebook,
    WIN: Writers International Network Canada
    WIN Canada was founded by Ashok Bhargava to discover, nourish, recognize, celebrate and promote poets, writers and artists, and to assist them to connect with the community at large.  Contact Ashok,

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