You’ve Got a Story to Tell!

September 19, 2018 * 10 am to 2 pm
Britannia Family Education Centre

Writing Memoir with Dr. Claire Robson

A widely published writer, Dr Claire Robson has authored two books,
Love in Good Time, a memoir, and Writing for Change, a text on
memoir as community activism, and has co-edited Basically Queer.
Her short stories and poetry have appeared in many literary journals.
She has edited three collections of fiction and is working on a third. Her
research, which is ongoing, investigates the capacity of arts practices
to build community, navigate identity, and generate social change.

Lessons Learned
How and where did you learn what you know? Where did your values come from? What made you into you? Whether we write about our memories of school, home, playground, or back street games, our education and schooling provide rich material for memoir writing. In this four -hour workshop, we’ll write about what we learned (or refused to learn, or resisted learning) when we were young.

  • All are welcome, regardless of age, chosen gender identity, writing experience and background, ethnicity, educational background, or sexual orientation. No previous
    experience is required to attend this workshop
  • There will be a range of writing exercises and prompts
  • Revising and refining the work produced will give each participant a polished piece of
    writing (all genres, including graphics, poems, plays, prose, are acceptable)
  • Participants will be invited to work on sending in
    this piece, proof read and edited, for publication
    in an edited collection

Call Britannia Community Centre to register at 604-718-5800.
Space is limited. Napier St. and Commercial Dr., Vancouver
There will be snacks, but bring a bag lunch with you and something to write with and on.

Partners: City of Vancouver Community Arts Grant; Britannia Community Centre; Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre; Qmunity; On the unceded Coast Salish territories of sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations.



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