CONCLUDED! Workshop: The Real Genius is in the Rewrite with Sylvia Taylor


RCLAS Writing Workshop: The Real Genius is in the Rewrite
Facilitator: Sylvia Taylor
Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: New Westminster Public Library (downstairs), 716 6th Avenue
Cost: free. Please reserve a seat by phoning (604) 527-4667 or emailing

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Editing is like pruning – too much and your wonderful inspiration withers on the branch; too little and it’s a tangle of thoughts; just right, and it bears a basket of publications. Come with a draft piece and learn what to snip away, what to nurture, and how to harvest.

Presented by the Royal City Literary Arts Society in partnership with the New Westminster Library.

Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning writer, editor, educator, and communications specialist in Metro Vancouver. A past director of the Federation of BC Writers for 13 years and current director for the Arts Council of Surrey, she consults with authors and entrepreneurs, teaches writing-related skills, and is a popular conference presenter and adjudicator. Her works have appeared in anthologies and genre magazines in Canada and the US, and have been shortlisted for the CBC National Literary Awards. With over 400 articles in print, she has edit-coached over 100 book manuscripts and hosts author-readings series in partnership with city libraries. Heritage House Publishing released her historical literary memoir, The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast, September, 2012.