A local non-profit is excited to launch their new collection of multicultural children’s stories written throughout the pandemic lockdown.
Culture Chats BC Association is hosting a reading to launch the short story collection about children growing up, learning about life, friendship and kindness.
The launch will be a part of Burnaby’s Canada Day celebrations, hosted at Civic Square.
The book is a result of Culture Chats’ writing program for newcomers, who wrote the stories while attending online writing workshops hosted by the non-profit.
The collection is titled Evergreen Tales: Children’s Stories by New Writers from Canada.
Writers include Lydia Li, Abraham Beraki Gebreslassie, Jaeeun Jung, Sushila (Sheela) Sharma, Angela Manetti, Liduina Maria Alves Macambira, Dairy Marif, Estephania Solis, Camille McMillan Rambharat and Wen-Chi Liu.
The book’s illustrations are by Eda Erhan and Isha Singh.
Culture Chats is a community based association that aims to bring together locals across different cultures “to engage with, experience and enjoy literary arts and other arts.”
Culture Chats’ Evergreen Tales book launch
When: Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Square at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library (6100 Willingdon Ave.)
Cost: Free, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested to attend; details will be sent to those who register by email