Programs & Events for Teens

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join the North Shore libraries for a community-wide book club event! 

North Shore Readsa collaboration between North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Librarypresents an evening with Ivan Coyote in Conversation with Shelagh Rogers. 

Making meaningful connections. Reaching a hand out to a stranger, or across the generational divide. Finding healing and peace with our past, our family and friends, our grief, and with ourselves. We need these things more than ever, and we invite you to join us for a special evening with celebrated author Ivan Coyote in conversation with CBC’s Shelagh Rogers.
 
In the early days of the Coronavirus lockdown, like every artist and creator, writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote was faced with a calendar full of cancelled shows and a heart full of questions around “what now?” To keep busy while figuring out what to write about next, Ivan began to answer the backlog of mail and correspondences that had come in while they were on the pre-pandemic road: emails, letters, direct messages on social media, soggy handwritten notes found tucked under the windshield wiper of their car after a gig, all of it. In Care Of, Coyote combines the most moving and powerful of these letters with the responses they've sent in the months since the lockdown. Topics include finding peace within a complicated family; struggling to figure out one’s identity and working to build and repair community; the challenges of being a teen, and of becoming an elder; grief, joy, and everything in between.

North Shore Reads invites you to a heartfelt and dynamic conversation between Ivan Coyote and CBC's Shelagh Rogers. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session. Our program will begin with a traditional Indigenous welcome from Carleen Thomas of səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

 

The North Shore libraries are also offering several opportunities to read and discuss Care Of before this special event. For more information see https://nvdpl.ca/northshorereads

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Find something special at the Friends of the Library book sale while supporting special projects at NVDPL! 
 
Explore a great selection of books, DVDs, CDs & more for all ages! Most items are under $2. 
 
Book Sale Days/Times: 
  • Friday, October 21 | TBD
  • Saturday, October 22 | TBD
  • Sunday, October 23  | TBD
At the Lynn Valley Library Community Room  (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.)
Lynn Valley Library Community Room (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.)
Please follow all posted COVID-19 safety guidelines. Cash only, small bills preferred. Bring your own bag.
 
Lynn Valley
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This self-managed writers' group is currently meeting on Zoom from 5:30pm - 7pm on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is an opportunity to receive feedback on your writing in progress. 

  • 2-3 people will have their work looked at each session
  • Stories/texts will be emailed for feedback one week or more ahead of the session
  • Authors can choose to see those documents or get just verbal feedback during the meeting
  • Submit max 2000 words (about 5 double spaced typed pages)
  • The group is considering using the critique checklist from this Yukon writers’ group
  • As a preface to your writing, please inform readers if your work contains any of the following:
    • Sexual assault, Extreme violence, goriness, Suicide, Eating disorders, Racism or racial epithets

 

If you would like to have your email shared with the group so that you can gain access to the group's critique schedule, share your work, receive feedback for your writing and receive the Zoom meeting link, please email Sara to be added to the group email list.

Zoom 3
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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