Sonja Larsen: From Memory to Meaning

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The Cottages On Salt Spring Island

315 Robinson Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1P7

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Paper Covers Rock is a new annual readers and writers festival on Salt Spring Island, BC, taking place March 5-7 2021.

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From Memory to Meaning will explore ways to spark and engage with memories to create work that connects the writer and the reader on multiple levels.

Mary Karr said, “Every memoir should brim over with the physical experiences that once streamed in—the smell of garlicky gumbo, your hand in an animal’s fur…”

Starting with the idea that stories live not only in our memory but in our bodies, the workshop will include writing exercises to help ground your work, and strategies for finding the thematic connections that give meaning and structure to your story.

Recognizing that most memoirs are about painful events, Sonja will also discuss ways to write about difficult topics.

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Sonja Larsen’s memoir Red Star Tattoo - My Life As A Girl Revolutionary (Random House Canada) won the 2017 Edna Staebler Non Fiction award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Hilary Weston Writers Trust Non Fiction Award.

She writes both fiction and non-fiction and has appeared in literary publications in the US, Canada and the UK.

She is currently working on her second book Click OK to Continue about her experiences running a computer lab in an inner-city community centre. She lives in Vancouver BC.

http://www.sonjalarsen.com

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Workshops are currently limited to only 12 people, and may be adjusted based on public health protocols at the time of the event.

We will be accepting a wait list for this event, as refunds will be accepted in light of potential Covid-19 or travel restrictions.

The venue will be sanitized between and throughout each workshop, and attendees will be provided health and safety instructions in accordance with WorkSafeBC and Provincial Health guidelines in the days prior to the festival.

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The Cottages On Salt Spring Island

315 Robinson Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1P7

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