Public lectures and events
Writing an Essay for the Liberal Arts Certificate (55+)
Are you stuck on how to write an essay? Having difficulty organizing your thoughts? Not sure how or where to begin? Sometimes staring at a blank page or screen can be agonizing.
This free workshop is for students who are pursuing or thinking about pursuing our Liberal Arts Certificate. The workshop is designed to help you learn essay writing as a thoughtful personal response to course content. The enhanced writing and organizational skills you gain will also be useful in your personal and professional life.
Nilofar Shidmher, PhD, MFA, is a creative writing-informed research scholar and a British Columbia Book Prize-nominated writer and poet with four books in English and Farsi. Her first book in English, Shirin and Salt Man, was nominated for a B.C. Book Prize in 2009 and her second book, Between Lives, has received many positive reviews. She is also the Farsi translator of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Nilofar was the 2015-2016 writer-in-residence at Regina Public Library and will be the 2017 writer-in-residence at the City of Richmond.
She is also a specialist in the woman question in modern Iran as represented through Iranian literature and cinema. She is a regular contributor to the Iranian media and, as a member of the Iranian women’s movement, has presented lectures at the Iranian Women Studies Foundation Conference and at the Iranian Women Activists’ Organizations annual seminars in Germany.
Phone: 778-782-8000 (or toll-free 1-844-782-8877)