World Refugee Day Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 19 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

NOTE: Registration limited to 12 participants

“Anybody who has survived childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”  Flannery O’Connor

No matter where we were born or where we end up, we have this in common: we were all children once. It is during childhood, when we are most open to the world, that we experience life at its fullest. Consequently, our memories from that time become the stories we carry with us all our lives.

If you enjoy writing and would like to visit that childhood place again, please join us in this 3-hour writing workshop. Through a series of guided exercises designed to invoke the vivid sensory details and strong feelings of childhood, we will craft stories that celebrate your unique experience of this universal stage of life.

Suitable for storytellers with an Upper Intermediate to Advanced English proficiency.

Caroline Adderson is the author of five novels, two collections of short stories, as well as many books for young readers. Her work has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. She is the Program Director of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Vancouver mentor for the Shoe Project.

Shanga Karim was a journalist and women’s activist in Kurdistan, and her writing  focused on violence against women, honor killing, and female genital mutilation. She holds a B.A in Media Studies. After coming to Canada in 2015, She is continuing writing that one of her stories has been selected to be published by The Vancouver Writers Fest. She is currently participating in a global writing project titled Geographies of the Heart: Life-Writing from Newcomers to Canada that is expected to be published in the fall of 2021. Shanga is studying English at UFV to continue her education, and she is a Vancouver local coordinator for the Shoe project.

NOTE: Registration limited to 12 participants