Internationally recognized writer and poet to be Richmond’s 2019 Writer-in-Residence
23 September 2019
The City of Richmond is pleased to announce that poet and author Cynthia Sharp is the City’s 2019 Writer-in-Residence. Throughout this October and November, Cynthia will provide advice to aspiring local writers through a unique blend of public workshops, events and conversations.
Now in its eighth year, Richmond’s Writer-in-Residence program will kick off with an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, October 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Minoru Centre for Active Living, located at 7191 Granville Avenue. This free, public event is an opportunity for community members to meet Cynthia and learn about the programming she will be offering.
Cynthia’s writing work has been featured in international literary publications with regular performances at literary festivals and gatherings across BC. During her residency, she will lead a series of unique workshops on flash fiction, screen writing and sensory writing. She will also be at Richmond Public Library’s Brighouse Branch every Sunday afternoon over the two months for drop-in conversations with interested readers and writers.
This year’s residency will culminate in a final celebration on Saturday, November 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall, located at 7700 Minoru Gate.
Richmond’s Writer-in-Residence program is a partnership residence at the Minoru Place Activity Centre, Richmond Arts Centre and Richmond Public Library. Details about the residency program and the workshops that will be offered are available at www.richmond.ca/writerinresidence.