Absence/Longing: Writing towards silence & longing

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777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC

Join award winning author Renée Sarojini Saklikar for an afternoon reading and presentation which will include conversation and writing prompts to help participants explore personal and cultural trauma. Renée will share her personal journey in writing poetry “children of air india”, un/authorized exhibits and interjections (Nightwood Editions, 2013), particularly her approach to invention strategies for telling difficult and painful personal and historical stories. There will be plenty of time for questions and for writing, with an opportunity for participants to read briefly from their work, should they choose. Present for the discussion will be artists from Turning Point Ensemble, with whom Renee is collaborating November on an adaptation of her book for music and voice. Learn about how artistic collaborations can forge new ways of approaching events in our lives that can haunt us as we seek to confront, question, and heal. FREE – RSVP REQUIRED 604-515-3837