WORKSHOP: Telling Your Story for ESL adults

Richmond Public Library Writer-in-Residence (and Fed member) Mark Leiren-Young will be leading a series of ESL Writers’ Workshops Oct. 14, 21 and 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Place room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch of Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate.

“If you like creative writing but English is not your first language then Telling Your Story for ESL Adults is the program for you for you,” says a release from the library about the free series . “Participants should have upper intermediate to advanced English language skills and be 18 years of age or older.”

A maximum of 15 participants are invited to attend all three sessions. To register they should call 604-276-4300 or register online quoting program #653958.

“By participating in this series of workshops you can explore different approaches to sharing stories, including writing, oral storytelling and visual storytelling,” said library communications officer Shelley Civkin. “Mark Leiren-Young has extensive experience mentoring emerging writers of all ages. As well, he is passionate about fostering a multicultural community.”

A sample of participants’ writing will be published in a chapbook edited by Leiren-Young, and participants will be invited to read their work in front of family and friends at a special public event at the Brighouse Library’s Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room on Thursday, November 20th from 7-9 p.m.

The City of Richmond’s third annual Writer-in-Residence program is hosted by the Richmond Arts Centre, the Richmond Public Library, and the Minoru Place Activity Centre. “We’re thrilled to have acclaimed author and playwright Mark Leiren-Young here with us, and we know the public will benefit from his knowledge and skills,” added Civkin.

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