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Sri Lankans Without Borders is looking for creative writers!

June 22, 2013 | Soheli | Comments (0)

Are you a Sri Lankan-Canadian with a desire to write? We've got an exciting opportunity for you to team up with an established author and get started!

First: a little background about the organization that is making this happen:

"Sri Lankans Without Borders is a growing not-for-profit network based in Toronto that provides Canadians of Sri Lankan origin with opportunities to connect, build and lead initiatives that promote dialogue and cross-community engagement in  the Sri Lankan Canadian diaspora..."

SLWB is about connecting Canadians that trace their origins back to Sri Lanka and helping them grow, create and better the communities they are part of.

To support this mission, the Cedarbrae branch will be pairing up with SLWB to offer Pen Pals: a creative writing workshop to help grow and nurture creative writing skills. We'll be having this in our Learning Centre on the afternoon of Saturday, July 6 from 1:30-4:30 PM.

You'll get the benefit of working with Koom Kankesan, author of the funny and insightful Panic Button, as well as a new book, The Rajapaksa Stories. You'll have access to the library computers, refreshments and a wide variety of library resources to help support you in your work.

Did I mention all this is for free?

If you've got more questions, or are ready to register, be sure to contact the SLWB directly. You can get in touch via email ( or call Amra, the program coordinator, at 647-924-9443.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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