We are delighted to welcome Shaena Lambert as the presenter for our first salon of 2017.
Shaena’s latest book of stories, Oh, My Darling was selected as a top book of the year by both The Globe and Mailand National Post, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award. Her novel Radiance was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Award, the BC Book Prize and the Evergreen Award. Her first book, The Falling Woman, was published to critical acclaim in Canada, the UK and Germany. Her stories have appeared four times in Best Canadian Stories, and been published in The Walrus, Zoetrope: All Story, Canadian Notes & Queries, Ploughshares, The Journey Prize Anthology, The Toronto Life Summer Fiction issue and many other publications. She lives in Vancouver, where she teaches creative writing and mentors novelists and memoirists. www.shaenalambert.com
Introduction to Shaena’s Presentation:
Dreaming and Writing Short Stories — The Art of Getting Lost
“When I write short stories, it feels as though it is a craft, yes, but also a mystery. Part of that mystery requires following some of the quirky rules of a fairy tale journey. You need to go deep into the unknown. You may need to call on magical helpers to assist you. And somewhere along the way you almost always end up totally lost. All the breadcrumbs are eaten, and often it is out of this – this true confusion as to direction – that the meaning of a piece emerges to ignite the imagination and show the way home. We will explore this creative arc, do some writing exercises to get in touch with people’s unique voices (bring a pen and paper) and I’ll talk about and read from a recent short story.”
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Place: David Eby’s Community Office, 2909 West Broadway (at Bayswater)
Time: 6-7 pm Potluck food; 7-8 pm Presenter; 8-9 pm Socialize and network
Bring: Dessert or finger food for sharing. There will be a networking table for flyers and cards about upcoming performances and exhibitions.
The space is Zero-Waste. We provide reusable cups, napkins and plates.
Sharing Station: Bring a book; take a book; or CDs, DVDs, art supplies etc..
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