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International writer Richmond’s writer-in-residence

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:16 PDT, Tue September 24, 2019

Poet and author Cynthia Sharp is Richmond’s 2019 writer-in-residence.

Through October and November, Sharp will provide advice to aspiring local writers through a unique blend of public workshops, events and conversations.

Now in its eighth year, the program will kick off with an informal meet and greet on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Minoru Centre for Active Living, 7191 Granville Ave. This free, public event is an opportunity for community members to meet Cynthia and learn about the programming she will be offering.

Sharp’s writing has been featured in international literary publications with regular performances at literary festivals and gatherings across B.C. 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, Nov. 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

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