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Writing From Life: New West writers' group hosts workshop

Join the Royal City Literary Arts Society for this virtual session next weekend.
New and experienced writers alike can learn to mine their own life experiences for material for stories — be it memoir, personal essays, fiction or poetry — at a March 19 workshop.

How can your life become a story?

The Royal City Literary Arts Society is offering up a new workshop, Writing From Life, on Sunday, March 19.

Author Lois Peterson will lead the workshop, which is designed for both emerging and experienced writers. In a session that combines discussion, writing and list making, participants will explore strategies for “mining their life experiences and preoccupations for material for memoir, personal essays, fiction and poetry,” as an event write-up notes.

Peterson is the award-winning author of more than 40 published short stories, personal essays, articles and a few poems, plus 10 books for young readers. After 40 years of working in a public library, she moved to Vancouver Island in 2018.

Her workshop is being held online, via Zoom, on March 19 from 2 to 4  p.m.

The workshop is free for RCLAS members, $15 for non-members. You can pay via Paypal or find out more details at the Royal City Literary Arts Society website.

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