EventsAlan Hill: Poetry Workshop and Celebration

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Alan Hill: Poetry Workshop and Celebration

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Aspiring writers, take note! In recognition of Homelessness Action Week, local published poet and respected community advocate Alan Hill will lead a poetry-writing workshop that explores and celebrates the meaning of home. Learn how to structure a poem, practice poetry presentation in an intimate setting and walk away with valuable tips and tricks from a published poet.

Participants will draw inspiration from the current Community Art Wall display, brought to us by Turning Point Recovery Society and Richmond Public Art. Photos were created in response to the question: What is important to you?

Alan Hill was born in the UK and immigrated to Canada in 2005. He is the former Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster, BC (2017-2020), former president of the Royal City Literary Arts Society (RCLAS), and was the editor and curator of A Poetry of Place: Journeys Across New Westminster, published in partnership with New Westminster Arts Services. His writing has been published internationally and his poetry has appeared in Event, CV2, Canadian Literature, The Antigonish Review, subTerrain, Poetry is Dead, among others. He works in the field of community development and immigrant settlement and lives in New Westminster, BC. His book 'In The Blood', was published by Caitlin Press in 2022.

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