Learn about poetry with New West's poet laureate

A new date has been announced for a poetry workshop with New West's poet laureate.

Alan Hill will lead the workshop, Exploring the Poetry of Place, on Saturday, April 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre. (The originally announced date of Feb. 23 was changed as it conflicted with a celebration of life for longtime New Westminster arts promoter Tony Antonias.)

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The workshop will give participants a chance to explore the power of writing about the significant places in their lives and to create poetry that explores important locations in their lives and in the community.

“Maybe that important place is your local park, store, café or historic site, or maybe it is a place that is much more personal to you,” says a write-up about the workshop.

Hill, who is the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s president, is the author of The Narrow Road to the Far West: Travelling New Westminster by Postcard, a book of poems about locations in and around New Westminster.

The session costs $15 for Royal City Literary Arts Society members and $25 for non-members.

The workshop is in Room 417 at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St. See www.rclas.com for info, or email secretary@rclas.com to register.

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