Readings: 7 pm
Saturday Oct 13 @ Rhizome Cafe
Joanne Arnott ~ Fiona Tinwei Lam ~ Janet Rogers ~ Mercedes Eng ~ Workshop participants ~ 7 pm ~ 317 East Broadway, Vancouver
Sunday Oct 14 @ Native Education College
Daniel Justice ~ Hiromi Goto ~Jordan Abel ~ Rita Wong ~ Workshop participants ~ 7 pm ~ 285 East 5th Ave, Vancouver
The Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast are pleased to announce a series of writing workshops and public readings the weekend of October 13 - 14:
The workshops Sat + Sun*
Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC
Aboriginal and Asian Canadian authors facilitate two by two:
Flex and train your creative muscles by attending one or more of the workshops co-facilitated by Aboriginal and Asian Canadian authors. Anyone interested in writing and the opportunity to receive feedback from published + performing writers is welcome to register and participate. Writing from these workshops maybe selected for publication in an upcoming issue of Ricepaper magazine.
Sunday October 14 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructors: Daniel Justice & Hiromi Goto
Speculative fiction is HOT! And it's not just for genre nerds anymore (Although, admit it, who doesn't love a nerd? We do! And we want you here, at this workshop!). Spend the morning creating fiction that is of this word and out of this world at the same time! Aboriginal and Asian Canadian writers know how to boldly go into the norms of realism and out the other side to a speculative truth that is out there...
Sunday October 14 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructors: Jordan Abel & Rita Wong
The land, like our ancestors, is one of the reasons we're here. For Indigenous writers, the land is an important theme because "this land is your land." For Asian Canadian writers, as settlers and guests on these unceded Coast Salish territories, it is equally important to honour this land with gratitude and respect. In this workshop, write your way across the contact zones of home, place, and imagination.
***Workshop fees are $30 for any 1 workshop, $40 for any 2 workshops and $50 for any 3 workshops.
There is a student/senior/sliding scale rate of $15 per workshop as needed.
The workshop for youth is free (youth 14-19).
The readings are free and open to the public.
To register or for more information please contact the Ricepaper office at 604-872-3464 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org