Due to COVID -19 our library meetings have gone online. We are now on ZOOM, likely into the Spring of 2022. Registration for meetings are requested, by e-mail to: email@example.com. You will receive confirmation of your attendance and further instructions closer to the meeting day. You do not need a webcam on your computer, and you can also use a smartphone or a regular telephone. By phone you may not be able to see everyone, but you will be able to hear everything going on at the meetings.
Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021, 2-4:30 pm via ZOOM
Renee Saklikar’s presentation on 'The Art of Revision: How to Re-see Your Poetry'
2 pm, via Zoom
Renee’s latest book is: "Bramah and the Beggar Boy: An Epic Fantasy in Verse"
Renée Saklikar’s ground-breaking poetry book about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, children of air india, won the Canadian Authors Association Prize for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her book Listening to the Bees, co-authored with Dr. Mark Winston, won the 2019 Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award (Environment/Ecology). Trained as a lawyer, Saklikar is an instructor at SFU and VCC. She was the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey (2015–2018) and was the 2017 UBC Okanagan Writer in Residence. Curator of the poetry series Lunch Poems at SFU and the Poetry Phone (1-833-POEMS-4-U), she has seen her work adapted for opera, visual art and dance. THOT J BAP is her sci-fi poetry epic, ten years in the making.
Shoreline Writers' Group
Once a month, on Sundays, 1-4 p.m., in 2nd floor boardroom of Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, V3B 0Y1. This is a partnership between the Shoreline Writers' Group (formerly the Shoreline Writers' Society) and Tri-City Wordsmiths, uniting a critique group (SWG) and a community of writers (TCW). All area writers are welcome; it's not necessary to be a member of either group to attend.
SWG Meetings are suspended until further notice.
Note: Many of the presenters share their material on the Members Only page
'Writing for Social Justice' by Alison Tedford
Oct 02, 2021
What Voice in Yonder Writing Breaks? by Patrick Cotter
Aug 07, 2021
The Impossible Longing
by Traci Skuce
Jun 05, 2021
Copyright - What Writers Should Know by George Opacic
Apr 10, 2021
Surrealisms: Dream Injections to Strengthen Poetry and Prose
with Kevin Spenst