Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)

Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)

Teen writing workshop planned for Cloverdale Library

Free workshop part of library’s teen writing program

Teen writers will have the chance to hone their skills and ignite their creativity in an upcoming workshop at Cloverdale Library. Chelsea Franz, a KPU student finishing her bachelor’s degree in creative writing, will host the session on Dec. 19.

Franz said she aims to create safe, inclusive spaces where creativity thrives. She is passionate about encouraging local youth, and said what she really wants is for “people to stop killing their dreams.”

KPU creative writing student Chelsea Franz will lead the Dec. 19 teen writing workshop at the Cloverdale Library.
KPU creative writing student Chelsea Franz will lead the Dec. 19 teen writing workshop at the Cloverdale Library.

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Franz is in her final year of KPU’s creative writing program, and is already very active in the local writing scene. She is is an executive member of the university’s creative writing guild and the managing editor of pulp MAG, KPU’s on-campus arts magazine. She works to organize Slamapalooza, KPU’s monthly slam poetry competition, and recently travelled to Guelph, Ont., as part of a team representing KPU in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

The upcoming writing workshop will take place at the Cloverdale Library (5642 176A St.) on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. The program is free, as it’s part of the library’s ongoing teen writing program, but pre-registration is required. Call 604-598-7326 or email cmerrells@surrey.ca for more information or to register.



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