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Poems line by line

March 13th, 2023

An upcoming author talk by Renée Sarojini Saklikar (at right), sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association, reviews her poetry and helps understand some of her recent work such as her epic fantasy in verse, the “Bramah’s Quest” series.

Sarojini Saklikar will share the secrets of her writing life, and the rewards and challenges she has encountered. She will read and walk attendees through one or two of her poems line by line, explain how to experience these poems and their images, and examine their construction – pointing to the language, the line breaks, the themes, the mood and the overall effect.

Date: WednesdayApril 12th, 2023
Time: 7pm PST – The program will be approximately 1 hour.
Location: Zoom meeting – link will be sent to registrants (see below for link to online registration form).

CLICK HERE to register for April 12 2023 – Author Talk – Poems Line By Line – with Renée Sarojini Saklikar


Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the author of five books, including the award-winning Children of Air India and Listening to the Bees. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies, such as Exile Editions, Chatelaine, The Capilano Review and Pulp Literature.

The latest volume of her epic fantasy in verse, Bramah’s Quest, is forthcoming with Nightwood Editions in 2023. She was the poet laureate of the City of Surrey (2015-2018). She teaches creating writing and editing, including law and ethics for writers at universities and colleges in Metro Vancouver. She is the co-founder and curator of the poetry series Lunch Poems at SFU. Her work has been adapted for opera, and for visual art and dance. She serves on the boards of Turning Point EnsemblePoetry Canadathe Surrey International Writers Conference and on the advisory board of Event magazine.

Saklikar’s first title in her epic fantasy in verse series, “Bramah’s Quest.”

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