Tuesday, 2 October 2012

CCC: October readings + workshops

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.


Saturday October 13 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructors: Joanne Arnott & Fiona Tinwei Lam

The actual and imagined lives of our ancestors can inspire wonderful writing in any genre. In this workshop, participants will embark on a journey that will delve into the past, and its relationship with both the present and future. We will look at how writers navigate the flowing stream of generations to make memories and historical fact come to life, through narrative, vivid description, dialogue, character and other literary means. This workshop will provide a safe space to start or continue to explore ancestral linkages and dislocations that can inform your present or future writing projects.


Youth (free workshop for young people 14-19)

Saturday October 13 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructors: Janet Rogers & Mercedes Eng

Calling writers aged 14-19! You have something to say? What does your cultural and community background mean to you? How do you use your writing to respond to the world? Curious and willing to explore different creative writing forms? This is an opportunity to meet and be mentored by two very special Aboriginal and Asian Canadian authors in a supportive and encouraging setting. Share and develop your gifts in this special workshop just for you(th)!

Teachers, youth workers, parents and friends: Do you know of a young writer aged 14-19 who you want to nominate to participate in this workshop? Click here to nominate a youth writer


Speculative Fiction*

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 info@ricepapermagazine.ca

WORKSHOPS + Performance
When: Saturday Oct 13 - Sunday Oct 14
Where: Strathcona Community Centre daytime workshops
  Rhizome Cafe (Sat evening) + Native Education College (Sun evening)

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