Photo courtesy City of Richmond
Canadian crime writer, Andrew Battershill, becomes Richmond's seventh annual Writer-in-Residence, Sept. 30.
Through Nov. 30, 2018 Battershill will be in residence to offer advice to both hobbyists and serious writers with a series of free writing workshops, conversations and events.
The Sept. 30 kick-off starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Rooftop Garden on the Richmond Cultural Centre’s second floor. It is wheel chair accessible and free of charge.
Presented in conjunction with Culture Days, Battershill offers an afternoon of meet and greet as well as an opportunity to hear him read from his recent work. In addition, this introduction to both the author and the programs gives attendees a chance to map out their plans as they hear about the public programming Battershill plans to offer during his tenancy.
According to Richmond spokesperson, Ted Townsend, “Andrew Battershill's first novel Pillow, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Award and his second novel, Marry, Bang, Kill, was released this spring. He was the co-founder and fiction editor of Dragnet Magazine and is currently the fiction editor of This Magazine. He holds a Masters in Creative writing from the University of Toronto and was the 2017–2018 Writer-in-Residence at the Regina Public Library.”
The Writer-in-Residenceprogram is available through cooperation among the Minoru Place Activity Centre, Richmond Arts Centre and Richmond Public Library.