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Coming Closer: A Memoir Writer (and Teacher) Muses on the Craft

  • 24 Mar 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online / Zoom


  • The PEIWG offers two bursary spots for every workshop, with the priority going to our LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other underserved literary communities. Email us at peiwritersguild@gmail.com and tell us why you would be a good fit!
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Memoir writer and writing teacher Natalie Goldberg says "We are on a quest, a search for meaning. What does our time on this earth add up to? How close can we get?" 

In this workshop poet, memoirist and writing mentor Ahava Shira invites us into a conversation about the art of writing memoir: how not only can the genre help writers develop voice and craft, but teach us to open our imaginations, cultivate compassion and discover new ways to see ourselves and the world.

This webinar will take place on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00pm via Zoom.

The cost for participants is as follows: $15 (students & seniors), $20 (PEIWG members), $25 (non members). 

About Ahava Shira

After growing up in Montreal and traveling in Europe, where she started journaling as a method of self-discovery and transformation, Ahava Shira moved to Salt Spring Island searching for a sense of community. In the years since, Ahava’s work as a writer and artist has resulted in the creation of a variety of writing groups and workshops for all ages.

Author of a book of poetry, Womb: Weaving of My Being (1998), a poetry CD, Love is Like This (2010),  and the book collaboration Writing Alone Together (2014) with Wendy Judith Cutler and Lynda Monk, Ahava received her doctorate in Language & Literacy Education from UBC. Her poems and essays are published in several academic anthologies and journals.

 For more on Ahava, information can be found on her website by clicking HERE

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