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A two-day schedule of panels and workshops for Downtown Eastside writers begins on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Carnegie Centre. Events include one-on-one editing sessions, two roundtables each day on writing-related issues, readings and an open mike. Come and talk with high-level editors and writers who are keen to answer your questions. The Writer’s Jamboree is part of the Heart of the City Festival and is funded by SFU’s Writing and Publishing Program, the Writer’s Studio, Friends of the Library, Carnegie Community Centre and VanCity. Click below to download the pdf schedule.

Jamboree poster OCT 09 v2

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The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University, which sponsors the Thursdays class, received a grant for its second Writers’ Jamboree, scheduled for November 13 and 14, 2009 at the Carnegie Centre. The Jamboree is a two day program of workshops for Downtown Eastside writers with panels of high-level editors and writers offering their thoughts on how to forward one’s writing career. Thank you to Vancity for supporting emerging writers!

Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Vancity Branch manager Jan Dean and Director of the Writers Studio, Betsy Warland

Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Vancity Branch manager Jan Dean and Director of the Writers Studio, Betsy Warland

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Author Evelyn Lau wrote a beautiful essay in the Vancouver Georgia Strait about her experience returning to the Carnegie Centre to join Simon Fraser Univerity’s Writer’s Studio Jamboree in November 2009. Many of the writers from “thursdays” were at the panel discussion and able to ask Lau her thoughts about writing. Lau commented that she typed her first book on the typewriters at Carnegie in the room that is now the computer lab.

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