Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, will guide teens and seniors in writing short stories about their lives in Surrey in two separate workshops, co-hosted by Surrey Libraries and PICS (Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society).
Seniors will share their early experiences and memories either as long-time Surrey residents or as newcomers/settlers to/in Canada, using the prompt, “I remember when” and teens will write to the prompt, “My best day/my worst day, growing up/living in Surrey.” Teens will be invited to share their response to the stories of the Seniors. Completed works will be published in a Legacy Project anthology.
This is a great opportunity for Surrey community members to share stories and explore their writing while contributing to a legacy for Surrey. Light refreshments will be provided and registration is required.
Date: Mon, Sept. 26 (non-instructional day)
Ages: Teens aged 13-18; Seniors
Location: Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street, Surrey
Register: Register at the Information Desk at the Cloverdale Library, or call 604-598-7327
Date: Thurs Oct.6
Ages: Teens aged 13-18; South Asian Seniors
Location: PICS* Senior Housing, 12075 75A Ave, Surrey