Who: The Shebeen Club and the Surrey Writers’ School
What: $15 gets you dinner and a drink (cash, plzthxkbai) with the finest of Literati
When: 6-9pm Monday, August 17th
Where: The Shebeen, Behind the Irish Heather in Gastown, 210 Carrall Street
Why: not? It’s a great new school run by actual, talented local writers, and it’s a Monday. What the hell else have you got going that night?
With great pleasure the Shebeen Club will be hosting an informative, educational, and slightly decadent (think Dorian Gray as an academic advisor) evening with Lois Peterson, co-founder and coordinator of the brand-new Surrey Writers’ School.
Surrey School District’s recent announcement that it had axed the Surrey Creative Writing Diploma Program left scores of South Fraser region writers without accessible writing classes.
The Surrey Writers’ School (SWS) was created by Surrey writers / teachers Lois Peterson, Ed Griffin and Doug Brunt to replace the now deceased Diploma Program. “Surrey’s writing program acquired a strong following over the past 16 years,” says SWS Coordinator Lois Peterson. “We know there are people out there wanting to learn skills to write for publication and their own personal satisfaction. ”
Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes (only of course not so cliched) of the Continuing Education Program, the Surrey Writers School aims to serve interested, active writers of the Lower Mainland. We hope you’ll come help us celebrate the birth of this newest edition to the literary scene in BC.