Writer-in-residence term wraps up with showcase event on Thursday

A showcase event will wrap-up the tenure of the library’s first-ever writer-in-residence.

Deryn Collier was named the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library’s writer-in-residence in August, beginning her three-month term in September.

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She has since been sharing her writerly wisdom with others, both in workshops and one-on-one sessions, working on her own projects and visiting 11 libraries, two secondary schools and Thompson Rivers University.

The showcase event will feature a reading by Collier of her current work in progress, as well as readings from local writers who have worked with her during her residency.

The library says Collier’s work has been a success.

“Deryn was the perfect author to lay the foundation for the inaugural residency. Ms. Collier’s written ability, professionalism, ability to inspire others in the writing process and her wit ensured the project’s success,” said chief librarian Judy Moore.

Collier, meanwhile, said the time at TNRL was a “wonderful experience” and something that has supported her own development as a writer and given her the time and space to work on her novel.

The showcase event runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the downtown library, 465 Victoria St. It will also be live-streamed on the TNRL Facebook page.

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