Author and instructor Ben Nuttall-Smith will be at the Port Moody Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 9 to lead a writing workshop from 2 to 4 p.m.
The workshop will begin with a short, inaugural meeting of the Federation of BC Writers (Tri-Cities).
Members of the group will be present to introduce themselves and provide information about their organization.
Participants will then get started with discovering how to write their own fiction or nonfiction novel, according to a news release.
They will start to unravel and write about childhood and adult memories in a way that is designed to appeal to the general public.
Nuttall-Smith will lead hands-on exercises in writing scenes from personal experience and translating them into novel material.
Participants will learn to express feelings and physical sensations that the reader will be able to see, taste, hear and even smell.
Nuttall-Smith's novels include the historical novel Blood, Feathers & Holy Men as well as Secrets Kept/Secrets Told.
He spent many years teaching music, theatre and art, and is the author of three collections of poetry, six chapbooks and a children's illustrated book.
He is an executive member of the Canadian Authors Association, the Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Poetry Association and the Federation of BC Writers.
Space is limited.
Call the library at 604-469-4577 to reserve a seat.