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Award-winning writer named Richmond's 2023 writer-in-residence

Workshops and events planned for aspiring writers until Nov. 30
Award-winning B.C. writer Audrey Thomas. Photo submitted

Richmond’s newest writer-in-residence is an award-winning novelist who will connect with the community for the next three months.

New York-born writer Audrey Thomas is hosting events, workshops and mentorship opportunities for aspiring writers in Richmond from Sept. 23 to Nov. 30.

She will kick off her residency with a free, short literary reading at the Richmond Culture Days opening ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23.

A meet-and-greet session will follow the reading, along with various public programs during her residency, such as memoir, flash fiction, and relationship writing, as well as writing circles, mentorship, and consultation events.

Thomas has won awards including the Canada Scotland, the Canada Australia, the Marian Engel and the W.O. Mitchell awards for several of her books.

She was recently honoured with the distinguished Governor General’s Award for Literary Excellence.