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Richmond's 2023 Writer-in-Residence Launch with Audrey Thomas


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Richmond Cultural Centre, Atrium

7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond, BC

Directions: Richmond Public Library and Richmond Arts Centre are located a few steps from each other. Located in the heart of Richmond’s downtown core, just a short walk from the Canada Line’s Brighouse Station and easily accessible on transit, these two facilities exist in a veritable hub of activity in the Minoru Precinct at the Richmond Cultural Centre.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of literature as we kick-start the 2023 Richmond Writer-in-Residence program with a captivating launch event featuring the esteemed author and Writer-in-Residence, Audrey Thomas.

During this launch event, we will have the privilege of introducing Audrey Thomas, a renowned author whose literary prowess has captivated readers across Canada. With a vast repertoire of thought-provoking novels and short stories, Audrey Thomas has established herself as a literary force with an abundance of knowledge she wishes to share with Richmond’s community.

Experience an hour-long event featuring an author reading, a dynamic Q&A session, and more information on a series of free workshops that will be offered from September to November 2023. These workshops provide a unique opportunity for aspiring writers, literature enthusiasts, and curious minds alike to hone their craft, discover new storytelling techniques, and learn from the best in the industry.

Audrey Thomas was born in Western New York State and immigrated to Canada in 1959. As well as in Canada, she has taught writing workshops and held residencies in several countries, including Zimbabwe, where they always started with a traditional song. She has received many awards, including the Canada Scotland Award, the Canada Australia Award, the Marian Engel Award, the W.O. Mitchell Award and recently, the Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. She has published 18 books and is presently working on 19 and 20.

Whether you are a devoted bookworm, a budding writer, or simply someone who appreciates the transformative power of words, this launch event is not to be missed.

Please note: Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Attendance is free and open to all.



Richmond Arts Centre and Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond community since 1976. RPL offers four branches as well as two book dispensers, is open 7 days a week, and offers a wealth of information which is available 24/7 at Its mission is to create opportunities for the community to learn, connect and belong.

Richmond Arts Centre is the City’s arts education and creation hub for courses, events, organizations and artists. Located on the 2nd floor of the Richmond Cultural Centre, the Arts Centre offers a variety of courses taught by accomplished artist instructors. It is also home to a number of local Resident Arts Groups and connects the arts with communities through a variety of programs and events.


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