Semiahmoo Library Schedule

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Saturday, September 29


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Cristy Watson

Follow a kid living a tough teenage life – for teens. (Click here to read more.)
Want a quick read? Want an engaging and interesting story? Want to be a writer? Then join award-winning YA author Cristy Watson as she shares insights into the world of writing, from getting started to getting published. She’ll also read from her books and is hoping to engage in an informative Q and A session about the social issues many of her books tackle.

Photo Credit: Lynne Woodley


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ben Nuttall-Smith

Creating Chapbooks Workshop (Click here to read more.)

Chapbooks are a legitimate form of publication. Whether you intend to print and assemble your own chapbook or prepare a manuscript for a commercial printer, I invite you to learn from my own experience in producing eight different chapbooks – from the regular 8 ½” X 5 ½” B & W to the 10” X 8” glossy illustrated children’s book, to an affordable 5” X 4” coil-bound booklet to get the best deal from a printer company.

In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to plan your pages, format left facing and right facing pages  and insert colour illustrations, photographs and promotional material. You will also discover how to obtain an ISBN number and sales barcode.

Learn how to produce an attractive booklet of your own poetry; “Grandma’s War”; “My Years With the R.C.A.F.”; “The Feeding and Training of a Husband”; “Adventures in Acrylics”; “Mexico on a Shoestring”; – that publication you’ve always dreaded as too momentous a task.

This workshop will provide you with a mock-up of your own chapbook, ready to go to work with computer, printer, paper-cutter and stapler.


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Lynne Brisdon

Workshop Inspiring and Nurturing Your Creativity - for Artists (Click here to read more.)
Amplify your creative life! Have fun exploring your artistic journey in this practical and stimulating workshop. Discover how a mindfulness-based practice supports your sustained success as an artist. The self nurturing approach shared in this workshop supports you to reduce stress in your unconventional lifestyle.  Your creative drive can be fueled by inspiration and intuition, rather than energy draining emotional angst. It is possible to operate from a mind-set and work style with greater choice and inner peace.  You’ll be introduced to skills that are accessible to everyone to enhance your creativity, so you can flourish and thrive as an artist.