Surrey Reads and Writes 2012 – Surrey Public Library Feb 25/12

Surrey Reads & Writes 2012: Discover, Connect, Be Inspired

Surrey’s City Centre Library at 10350 University Drive plays host to the city’s 3rd “Surrey Reads & Writes” on Saturday February 25th from 11:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. Readers and writers of all ages are invited to this free celebration of the written word in Surrey.

Our 2012 program features 34 writers and authors in a day packed with activities including workshops, stories, mini-readings, displays and a panel presentation. This large gathering draws novelists, poets, authors of children’s and adult books, journalists, writing clubs and readers together in a festival which will fill our award-winning new library.

Register for the following events by calling 604-598-7426:
 Panel: Something of Value – The things writers cherish (11:00am-12:00)
 Workshop A: The hero’s journey – Constructing plot (Ed Griffin, 12:15-1:00pm)
 Workshop B: Tweet it and they will come – Social media for writers (Craig Spence, 12:15-1:00pm)
 Workshop C/D: Down the Rabbit Hole – Adventures in writing for children (Lois Peterson, 10:15-11)

From 12:15 – 3:00pm children, teens and adults can hear presentations, stories and readings in 3 venues, explore our book sales, gather autographs and meet a wide range of writers from those locally published to internationally recognized. This is your opportunity to Discover your inner writer, Connect with Surrey’s writing community, and Be Inspired!

When Surrey puts on its writing face, the community takes notice. We invite you to join in.

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Grand Staircase Speakers (Level 1), Leader Living Room Speakers (Level 3), Youth / Children’s Department Speakers (Level 1)

12:15
• Margo Bates, P.S. Don’t tell your mother
• Humour 12:15
• Jane Hall, The Red Wall: a woman in the RCMP
• Biography 12:15
• Lauren Howell, What do you want to be?
• Children’s books / illustrator
12:30
• Kamal Dhillon, Black and Blue Sari
• Biography 12:30
• Ted Blodgett, Praha
• Poetry 12:30
• Lois Peterson, The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw
• Children’s books / writing instruction
12:45
• Manolis Aligizakis, Vernal Equinox
• Publisher / Poet 12:45
• Ben Nuttall-Smith, Secrets Kept / Secrets Told
• Novelist 12:45
• Elizabeth Ababio / Problems: BFF
• Teen book by teen author
1:00
• Barbara Stewart, Campie
• Autobiography 1:00
• Sylvia Taylor, Sylvia Taylor Communications
• Journalism, editing, literary coaching, life stories 1:00
• Diane Tullson, Riot Act
• Young Adult Fiction
1:15
• Lorna Suzuki, Imago Chronicles (series)
• Novelist / Epic; Adult and YA Fantasy 1:15
• Diana Holt, A Cheerful Heart
• Self-help memoir 1:15
• Jackie Fielding, The Veggie Adventures, Cameron and The Veggie heroes, Children’s picture book
1:30
• Heidi Greco, Shrinking Violets
• Writer & Editor 1:30
• Virginia Gillespie, Taoist Inner Tube Rider
• Poet / Short Stories 1:30
• Darlene Foster, Amanda in Spain -The Girl in the Painting,Children’s Fiction
1:45
• Carol Mason, The Love Market
• Novelist / Romance 1:45
• Carolyn Budd-Goertzen, Dusk: God’s chosen donkey
• Novelist / fantasy 1:45
• Gina McMurchy-Barber, Broken Bones
• Children’s / Young Adult Fiction
2:00
• Fauzia Rafique, Skeena
• Poetry / Fiction 2:00
• Loreena Lee, Within these bonds
• Novelist / illustrator 2:00
• Cristy Watson, Living Rough
• Young Adult Fiction
2:15
• Pummy Kaur, A Season of Non-Violence
• Non-fiction / Non-violence 2:15
• Eugene Wong, The Blog Entries of Hosiery Advocate
• Science Fiction / Blog / Children’s Fiction 2:15
• Satvinder Kaur, Knowledge is power
• Trivia / Quiz book
2:30
• Duane Duff, The Forces and the Faces
• Military / oral history 2:30
• Robert W. Mackay, Soldier of the Horse
• Novelist / War Fiction 2:30
• Navjot Kaur, Dreams of Hope
• Multicultural picture books

Registration required for the following programs by calling 604-598-7426

• Panel, 11-12: “Something of Value: the things writers treasure” Guest presenters Gina McMurchy-Barber, Robert W. Mackay, Katherine McManus, Sylvia Taylor, Loreena Lee
• Workshop A, 12:15-1:00 “The Hero’s Journey: Constructing Plot” presented by Ed Griffin (Once a Priest)
• Workshop B, 12:15-1:00 “Tweet it & they will come: Social Media for Writers” presented by Craig Spence (The Cosmic Chicken)
• Workshop C, 1:45-2:30 “Down the Rabbit Hole: Adventures in writing for children” presented by Lois Peterson (100 & more writing exercises to get you started and keep you going)
• Workshop D, 10:15-11:00am (duplication of Workshop C due to filling registration 3 weeks in advance),

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